Producer (and co-writer) Lennie LaCour moved from his Louisiana home to Chicago as a young man in the early 1950's, and established himself as one of the earliest progenitors of rock n roll music as a singer and songwriter. Throughout the 50's, Lennie was a renaissance man of sorts who was involved in publishing and producing vocal groups in Chicago.
Around 1964, Lennie moved to Milwaukee, WI and put his focus to the musicians and songwriters in that city, and it was there that today's record was cut and released on Lennie's Magic Touch label. Dig the adorably cute rabbit with magic wand on the label!
This seems to be the only Mar-J's release, and it's fabulous- with a big and brassy arrangement, the records swings like crazy and the vocals are enthusiastic, charming, powerful and sincere.
This is the type of record that, had it seen better promotion and distribution, easily could have been a massive hit.
THE MAR-J'S - GOT TO FIND A WAY OUT