Saturday, December 26, 2009

Talkin' that moon talk..

I've been going through my 45's trying to get them organized. I'm convinced the silly things purposely re-shuffle themselves in the middle of the night just to irritate me. Clearly, that's their idea of fun.

The up-side of this re-ordering is that I've found a few things I forgot I owned and/or don't remember buying. Keep in mind that, on average, I bring home fifty 45's a month....sometimes, a lot more than that...but never less than twenty five or thirty.

Anyway, here's one of my 'new' discoveries, a record I'm shocked to have over-looked. I must have got it for cheap because I'm sure I'd remember paying the usual going rate.

King Solomon [not to be confused with King Solomon Burke, King Solomon Hill, or even Solomon King] recorded a string of good to great singles on a lengthy roster of obscure labels in the late sixties/early seventies. It's almost as if everything he did qualifies as a 'one-off'. His only album was issued on the Celestial label.

Other than that, it's difficult to find any info. The liner notes to the album say he was born in Louisiana, but most of the labels he recorded for were located on west coast, which may or may not be meaningful.

Anyone got more info?...cause I'm stumped.

Enjoy the's from 1969


  1. Do you know the relation to Joe Simon's Moon Walk (Sound Stage Seven 7", 1970, I think)?

  2. Interesting that you should mention that single.....cause I listened to it a few times before I posted this song..

    Simon's Moon Walk is interesting for a number of reasons, not the least being that it's one of the more outrageous examples of a 'second line' beat showing up outside of New Orleans. I plan on posting it in the future.