Saturday, August 14, 2010

I'm so happy just to see your face....

Ya know, I own at least 20 Ted Taylor 45's, but that's just a fraction of what's out there. If you include records on which he sang backup as part of the Jacks/Cadets and those on which he used the name 'Lucky Ivory', the man's voice shows up on something close to 200 sides issued on over 20 different labels. I doubt I've even heard half of them.

Which means that periodically I have the pleasure of 'discovering' yet another Ted Taylor recording that just knocks me out. Funny thing is, this time it's the b-side of Taylor's biggest hit.....not something that's especially hard to find. In fact, I looked around awhile before I picked up a copy, thinking I'd stumble on a nice original pressing. Which I did.

Anyway, this song is totally rockin' my house. While I'm a little surprised it hasn't shown up on my turntable sooner, I also know that everyone comes to certain songs in their own time.

My discography says it's from 1958, but I'm thinking that's wrong. I put it at 1959.


  1. Hi, this is my first time visiting your blog. I'm really enjoying it. You might have this one already, but just in case:

  2. Thanks MM, that's one of Taylor's I hadn't heard.

    That's and awfully nice blog you have...I'm gonna link to it, and visit often.


  3. Thanks, Ana. I'll be spending a lot of time here too and I've already linked to yours. Marie