THE BIG V JAMBOREE - CONTENTS

THE REAL SOUND OF MUSIC IS ON... 45's
Artists featured on the 'S' pages will range from THE SABRES to THE SYNDICATE OF SOUND.

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THE SABRES on GALA

The Sabres - Gala 114

Sam The Sham

Sam The Sham

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - MGM K 13452
Red Hot (65-XY-928) - A Long Long Way (65-XY-929)

Sam The Sham
You all know at least one tune by this band - namely 'Wooly Bully', a monster hit in the summer of 1965 when leased from Stan Kesler's Pen Records in Memphis and released by MGM. Bit on the novelty side but a good sounding record anyway. Sam was Samudio Domingo (vocal & organ) ; the Pharaohs were comprised of David Martin (bass), Jerry Patterson (drums), Roy Stinnet (guitar) & Butch Gibson (tenor sax). All had Tex-Mex origins. Their first waxing was a cover of Gene Simmons's 'Haunted House' in 1964 (b/w 'How Does A Cheating Woman Feel') for another Memphis-based label (Dingo D-001). 'Wooly Bully' climbed to the top spot in Billboard and was followed by a string of lesser hits including 'Ju Ju Hand' and 'Lil' Red Riding Hood'. The band appeared in the film, 'When The Boys Meet The Girls', where they sang 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' (see above picture). However, their best moment was their surprisingly excellent reworking of Billy Emerson's Sun cut, 'Red Hot', which had become a timeless rockabilly classic thanks to both Billy Lee Riley (Sun #277) and Bob Luman (Imperial #8313). Sam's vocal is powerful and the thumping backing, reminiscent of the Dave Clark Five productions of the time, is nevertheless perfectly adequate - topped by a real fine guitar solo in the good ol' tradition. The other side, 'A Long, Long Way', written by Gibson the saxman, is good 60's rock with plenty of fuzz guitar. A Stan Kesler production, it should not be overlooked.
PS : On the record, the band's name is misspelled as 'Pharoahs'. My copy also bears Columbia pressing plant numbers in the dead wax (respectively ZTSB 110336 & ZTSB 110337).

BOBBYE SHADLE on BLUEBONNET

Bobbye Shadle & The Del Shas - Bluebonnet BL 334

Henry Sharp

Henry Sharp

Henry Sharp - Global 717

CHUCK SLAUGHTER on LUCKY ELEVEN

Chuck Slaughter - Lucky Eleven LE 002

TOMMY SPURLIN acetate

Tommy Spurlin - Perfect 107 (acetate)

The SYNDICATE OF SOUND on SUNDAZED

The Syndicate Of Sound - Sundazed 116

© Paul Vidal * Privas, France


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