Various Artists - Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1964
This is a Record Store Day 2019 title and will available to buy IN-STORE on Saturday April 13th 2019 from 8am. Any remaining copies will be available to buy online from the following Friday.
Here’s a selection of cracking R&B instrumentals from 1964, with not a chart hit amongst them. There’s guitar-led rockers from the West Coast, with fiery picking from Johnny Talbot, Travis Wammack and Johnny Hartsman. LA also supplies sounds from keyboard maestros Gus Jenkins, and Ray Johnson and The Mixtures showcase the Wurlitzer electric on Jimmy McGriff’s The Last Minute. NewYork’s contributors are the Charlie Lucas Combo, The Jay-Hawks, Bill Doggett and the David Rockingham Trio, whose Soulful Chantwas so nearly a hit for Jerry Blaine’s Josie Records. Doc Starkes & His Nite Riders were from New England and Smokey Johnson wasNew Orleans’s premier session drummer. There’s even a Canadian group, future comedian Tommy Chong’s first band, Little Daddy and The Bachelors. So there you have it - sixteen Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style from 1964.