Friday, August 21, 2009

We gonna do the jerk...

Bobby Marchan doesn't get nearly the recognition he deserves for his work with Huey Smith & The Clowns.....quite literally, it was Marchan's show during much of the Clowns' heyday. He was the front man for the touring band, while Huey Smith preferred to stay home in New Orleans.

Marchan recorded a number of solo sides as well...some of which are pre-Clowns, but most came after 1960 when he had a hit with, There Is Something On Your Mind [a truly bizarre recording], on Fire Records.

After doing several more sides for Fire, Marchan released a couple of records on Stax and then signed with Dial/Cameo.

At the moment, it's the Dial/Cameo recordings that I'm most interested in.

With no real effort on my part, I've managed to stumble on a bunch of NOS records lately. This is one of them.


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