Let's just get these out of the way. A few I ran across in the past week or so, from old posts at Soul Garage. The first is a nicely worn Oscar Brown Jr. record, "Work Song". It had me at the first surface pop. I love hearing records that have been played a lot, and this one likely passed through many hands. It's a great song too, in a Mose Allison sort of way. The next up, a Solomon Burke song, "Stupidity", is another surface noise special. It's a Solomon Burke cut. ergo it kicks ass, like a soul version of Don & Dewey's "Farmer John". The last cut is by a twelve year old, Butch Baker. "Batman at the Go-Go" is a Northern Soul sort of thing, notable because it's by a kid, and because Hanna Barbera, who had the rights to the Batman brand, went after the record company. The records were recalled, and it was re-released as "Fat Man at the Go-Go", but not before a few landed in the hands of hold outs. That's what you hear down there, the rare "Batman" version, by a twelve year old you don't really give a shit about. Or maybe you do. I don't care.
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