Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rap on brother!

Maskman, aka Harmon Bethea, had a very long career starting in the late 40's with a group called the Progressive Four. Over the years he put out over 50 records under numerous names, the majority being issued as some variation of the Cap-Tans or Maskman & the Agents.

Here's a partial list of some of those names:
The Cap-Tans
L'Cap-Tans & the Go-Boys
Wailing Bethea & the Cap-Tans
Bethea & the Cap-Tans
Maskman & the Cap-Tans
The Maskman & the Agents
Bethea the Masked Man & the Agents
Bethea [the Masked Man & the Agents]
Harmon Bethea
Harmon Bethea [the Maskman]
The Maskman
Bethea the Maskman
The Maskman [H. Bethea Sr.] & the Agents
Harmon Bethea, the Maskman & the Agents

A good many Maskman records qualify as pure novelty, some are just plain weird...but there's some good stuff in there too.

Here's one of the good ones....


  1. Glad ya like it Jer.Eps...


  2. If anyone cares to dig further, WFMU's Beware of the Blog offers many more great Maskman songs...