Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tony Moore: When Will I (Golden Record)

Tony Moore was based in Italy and had a career during the 70s and the early days of Italo disco. He started singing in the fifties as Nat Wright in Broadway musicals then moved to Germany until about '72. The German version of the song was issued by Rca and is slightly different.
When Will I

Wess: Good Time (Durium)

Wess (real name Wesley Johnson) was an American singer naturalized Italian (in the 60s he played bass with Rocky Roberts & The Airedales). "Good Time" was released in 1977 and is pretty nice soulful disco.
Good Time

Patrick Gammon: When Can I See You? (Durium)

Patrick Gammon (real name Philip Greenway Gammon) is a German singer. The 45 was issued in 1978 also in Italy with a different picture cover (to tell the truth the marijuana leaves chosen as decoration could have fit better for a reggae record!).
When Can I See You?

Brief Encounter: Get A Good Feeling/In A Very Special Way (Capitol)

The Brief Encounter super rare album on Seventy Seven is one of the best collection of 70s soul committed to vinyl. This is the second single the North Carolina's group had on Capitol Records. "Get A Good Feeling" is a catchy uptempo number while "In A Very Special Way" is suitable for sweeter moments.
Get A Good Feeling
In A Very Special Way

The Performers: Little Angel/Nightmares (Sir Graham)

The Performers consisted of three brothers, Larry, James and Bobby Scarborough, and were based in San Francisco. Besides this release on Hank Graham's own label, they had also a couple of interesting 45s on Mirwood.
ps "Nightmares" could appeal also to garage rockers and this is not strange considering the other single on the label by a band called The Aldermen.
Little Angel