It's been a very rough week around here.
To top it off, looks like Baby Girl is probably coming sooner rather than later. The doctor has said before that he thinks I might be a week or so further along than the numbers imply. This last appointment he was very clear: I'm all of eight months pregnant right now, not in 10 days time like I had thought. Which of course means my name is rising fast on the list of those "most likely to pop".
As far as the blog is concerned, I'm not sure what will happen. I think it's likely I won't have the time or the energy to continue. But on the other hand, I've an unmarried sister-in-law who's helping out in exchange for a room upstairs, an older sister who loves to send over goodies from her restaurant, and two grandmothers-to-be [one a first timer] who seem intent on spoiling me [a year's worth of both housecleaning and diaper service!!!]. Toss in the good intentions of several aunts, my 14 female first cousins, and maybe 6 or 7 friends.....and I fully expect there to be a certain amount of fighting over who gets to take care of the baby next.
In short, I probably have more help than I need and may well come to see the blog as a much needed escape. I'll just have to see how it all plays out.
Anyway, I'm def gonna disappear for awhile sometime in February. If I decide I can't keep the blog going, I'll leave a note saying so. Otherwise, just keep an eye open for the next post, right?
This is Emanuel Lasky's first single, recorded while he was still in his teens. I think it sold reasonably well until the name checks of President Kennedy got it pulled from the airwaves after the assassination.
I've seen where the Thelma label was said to be owned by Thelma Gordy, Berry Gordy's ex-wife, but I don't think that's quite right. It was started by her parents, Robert and Hazel Coleman, who had previously been involved with another label called Daco.
Berry Gordy was none too happy about the existence of Thelma. Not only did the label carry his ex-wife's name but the musicians who played on a number of Thelma issues were the same guys who played on Motown 45's. The sound was often very close. After a few years, Motown took it over.
Hope ya'll enjoy, it's a great tune. That intro grabs me every time. Oops, almost forgot, the band playing on this particular 45 later became the Ohio Players.