Rex Garvin's life in music began at a very young age (17, in the year 1954) when he became a member of New York City (mostyl female) doo wop group The Hearts; young Rex sang bass, wrote and arranged songs, and played piano. Rex also scored a massive hit as a songwriter before his 20th birthday with Johnnie & Joe's "Over The Mountain, Across The Sea"; an r&b record that crossed over to the pop charts.
"Emulsified" was Rex' first release as a bandleader, and what a STOMPING debut it is! Okeh, the Epic Records r&b offshoot branch, clearly saw the hit potential- which was not realized upon initial release- and reissued this single in 1963. Sadly, it still didn't make much of a dent.
Rex scored another hit in '66 with "Sock It To 'Em, J.B"- a James Brown influenced number that references another J.B that was taking the world by storm in the mid-'60's...James Bond!
Rex Garvin seems to have disappeared from the music business entirely in 1971, but is believed to still be alive.
REX GARVIN & THE MIGHTY CRAVERS - EMULSIFIED