Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Pittsburgh's Favorite Oldies at the Hop 5
Genres: Pop, Rock
Some Great Lost Tracks
Glenn Nippert | Alpharetta, Georgia United States | 12/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album in 2003 for the ultra rare Eugene Fox/Ike Turner song "Sinner's Dream" which turned out to be a silly novelty tune. But fate had placed this album in my hands for other reasons, as I soon discovered. My mind was blown by "Emulsified" by Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers, an explosive R&B act that only recorded a few singles("Sock it To 'Em J.B" being the biggest). Organ, tambourine and screaming vocals. Soul perfection. I picture Garvin and The Cravers being like the black band in Animal House playing for drunk fratboys across the country, but never really making it big. Rex is featured here also with the lesser "Go Little Willie". "Fun House" by The Roosters is one of those great early sixties instrumentals where some deep bass voice is heard laughing deeply under the sax solo. Fun and creepy at the same time. "Come on Back" by Big Syl Barnes is the fun, high energy opening cut. After some good hard R&B it turns more into a Doo Wop collection and despite the sea change in genre the quality level does not dip at all. The Spaniels classic "Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight" is done justice by a group called Untouchables. "Bip Bam Boom" by Mickey Hawks with Moon Mullins is a pure adrenalin rush Little Richard style number. The catchiest obscurity here is without a doubt "Apple Cider" by Doc Starkes And His Night Riders. You'll never get this one out of your head no matter how hard you try. Whatever you have to pay for this CD it is worth it because if you like this era of music, you will be playing this one forever."