"House warming party" - 16 unusual 60s and 70s selections for afternoon parties


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"When the funky junky pretty little thing is dancin' everywhere, everybody can party all night long..."

1. don't start me talkin' - james cotton

Terrific uptempo Chicago blues tune by this black Mississippi born harmonica virtuoso AKA Joe Denim. Originally a Sonny Boy Williamson song from 1955A 1967 release on Verve Folkways.

9. don't take your lovin' away - kim davis

After joining Eruption in the early 80s she suddenly died. As Kim D she was known in the disco scene, but she started as a r&b and soul singer in the mid-60s. This 1966 tune was her debut. A Decca release.

2. we're a winner - the impressions

The backing band of Curtis Mayfield with the song that actually was the blueprint for his future hit single "Move on up". In 1971 Mayfield had his own release of "We're a winner" on Curtom.

10. woman, you're breaking me - the groop

In 1968 it was issued as a single, but it was already available on their third album one year earlier. Actually it is the title track of that CBS album. Popsike with loads of echo at the end.

3. rama lama - the tip tops

A 1966 R&B song I can't find any info on. It's on Kapp Records.

11. super soul - the tip tops

And this is the flipside to "Rama lama". It's not really super soul, but still too good to be forgotten.

4. pretty little thing - deepest blue

Stones influenced Deepest Blue hailed from California and released just one single, originally on Blue-Fin Records. Here is the reissue on Dionysus Records, which includes the band's story on the inner sleeve. Great 1966 garage punk.

12. funky junky - charlie daniels

White label single on French label Barclay by a bluegrass hero from North Carolina on mandolin but also electric bass guitar. Listen to his funky licks on this 1973 release.

5. nobody but me - chosen few

Solid garage rock song from 1966 on Autumn. Singer Gary Wagner formed Parish Hall after disbanding Chosen Few a while later. Producer was Sly Stewart.

13. house warmin' - howard mcgee

Parts 1 & 2 are on this 1961 release on the small Winley Records from New York, home for doo-wop bands such as The Paragons, The Jesters and this backing band The Blazers. Excellent instrumental stroller that could have been a backing track for an early Andre Williams tune, say "Bacon fat" or "Pass the biscuits please".

6. i call my baby stp - the del-vetts

Beach Boys meet Byrds in this 1966 Dunwich release by the band that gave us the garage punk classic "Last time around". A year later they changed into Pride And Joy.

14. dancin' everywhere - bob & earl

Earl Nelson and Bob Relf (who replaced Bob Byrd) recorded this soul tune in 1966, when Bob was also making name as Jackie Lee ("The Duck") and then it was over. Enjoy these final sounds of the second Bob & Earl, first released on Mirwood and then in 1969 on B&C Records.

7. run to the docter - slinky

I can't believe it was recorded in 1979, the year of its release. It sounds like 1972-73. But it's from Belgium, and until the early 80s most bands were at least 5 years too late. Very fast boogie rocker which, perhaps, I should have selected for my other series of compilations, "Look what I could find". A Panky release.

15. how do you feel - slinky

B-side of "Run to the docter" (yes, Docter and not Doctor). Also this side does not sound like it's 1979. I assume this Belgian outfit had only one single release.

8. do you love me? - union express

Bubblegum glamrock by this UK outfit. They recorded this cover in 1973 for Decca. I think this was their final release.

16. everybody party all night - chairman of the board

Wacka-wacka wah-wah sound to start this heavy funky stomper on Invictus. Their previous single was "Finder's keepers", like most of their releases on the Invictus label, that was founded by ex-members of Motown, Holland-Dozier-Holland. It's 1974 and the soul-funk world was already moving towards disco.