January 11, 2008

Chuck Wright - My Young Love (Ember1102b)'64

An other singer I could not find any information on.
I only know he released 5 singles on the Ember label, and they where mostly rock numbers.

Todays song is a fine ballad.

Chuck Wright – My Young Love

January 09, 2008

The Rajah - Down On My Knees (Isador 1a) '75

The Rajah is from Barbados, I could not find any information on who/what The Rajah is the singer or the band. From the name I would think it's only the singer. Eight songs where released under this name. The last one was in 1981.

Rajah Discography

"Down On My Knees" was released after I had left Suriname, but songs like these where always send to friends and family and the many Suriname collectors living in The Netherlands.
There's a stamp on the scan from one of those collectors who had a record shop in Rotterdam.
This ballad is one of my favorite Caribbean ballads, I love the begging voice of the singer. He's really hurt and he wants her back.

January 08, 2008

Eddie Holloway - I Am The One('78 and '91 version)

Sorry for neglecting you the past few weeks, but I'm in the middle of reorganizing my music and it's taking longer then I had expected.
Before I turn in (it's 2 am) I want to at least put in a link for you to download a song or two, I'll put in a scan tomorrow. If you don't mind.

Todays song is among my favorites (the'78 version). My kids always complain when I play this song, cause for about 4 minutes and a few seconds I'm alone in this world and I pump up the volume.
What a great deep soul ballad.
Eddie has redone the song in 1991, I'll put both versions in a nice zip for you.

Holloway also was a member of the "Soul Pleasers" who released "I Found A Love" on the Living Legend Label.
Sir Shambling was so kind to send me a copy of that song (still looking for the 45). Thanks again John.

Eddie Holloway – I Am The One (2 versions ZIP)