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
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....



4 comments:

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

    ana..

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

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