Thursday, April 15, 2010

Don't let your problems get you down...

I'd like to dedicate this one to New Orleans' own crate digging turntable queen...DJ Soul Sister. [that's her picture above]

Saturday night's the 6th anniversary of her Hustle! party upstairs at Mimi's [more commonly known as 'the bar']. She's also getting close to celebrating 16 years of doing her rare groove/disco/jazz/funk thing on WWOZ [8-10pm CST every Saturday night].

Ya know, for one young girl, one utterly fascinated by the record stacks in her grandmother's house, Soul Sister, herself, was nothing short of a revelation in the late 90's. Just imagine, a girl throwing down vinyl! And very cool vinyl at that.

If nothing else, she helped ease the feeling that I'm some sort of freak-of-nature for loving records the way I do.

Yeah, for that alone, she deserves my respect and gratitude. I figure the music education is free.


  1. Hey Ana,

    'Will you be Ready' was one of the finest things I heard recently & I'm spreading the word. Now another great single. But where can I find out some more about them...discography maybe? Samson and Delilah just isn't a name to do a web search on unless your a serious fan of Victor Mature.
    Like a number of other people you've turned me on to these people are seriously in need of the attention they should have had the first time round.


  2. "Samson and Delilah just isn't a name to do a web search on unless your a serious fan of Victor Mature."

    That makes me laugh every time I read it.

    Truth is, I hardly know anything about the group. There are a handful of other singles around, as far as I know, I've only heard one other beside the two I've posted.

    I think they may have been from Ohio, and if not there, then somewhere else in the midwest. The first pressing of "Will You Be Ready" was on a Detroit label, and even though Black Prince was a Nashville label, it's owner, Warren Lanier, is known to have spent time looking for talent in Ohio. One of the other groups on the label were the Imperial Wonders out of Cleveland.

    I'm pretty sure Samson & Delilah recorded into the 80's...and I think maybe there's an album from the mid/late 70's ???

    Other than that, I think this was the only single they released on this label. probably in '69. Warren Lanier shut down Black Prince in '70.

    Oh yeah, it may be that Lanier had second thoughts about shutting down Black Prince because this record was pressed again later, on the Indigo label.

    That's it, that's all I know.

  3. Actually, google tells me that 'Boss City', as in 'the Boss City People', refers to Boston Mass. So, I could be very wrong about the midwest connection.

  4. Great song and I love the label!