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Obscure 1950s Era Recordings - February - Preliminary Round - Group 4
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SavoyBG
2020-02-04 14:51:25 UTC
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Group 4 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.


She Done Me Wrong - Whips


You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson


May May - Mighty Sparrow


Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues


Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori

Roger Ford
2020-02-04 14:57:56 UTC
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Group 4 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
She Done Me Wrong - Whips - 8
Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori - 8
You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson - 7
Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues - 7
May May - Mighty Sparrow - 4



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SavoyBG
2020-02-04 14:58:44 UTC
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MY RANKINGS


1. You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson
2. Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues
3. Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunki Dori
4. She Done Me Wrong - Whips
5. May May - Mighty Sparrow
Steve Mc
2020-02-04 15:19:07 UTC
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1. Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunki Dori

2. You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson

3. She Done Me Wrong - Whips

4. Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues

5. May May - Mighty Sparrow
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DianeE
2020-02-04 15:03:22 UTC
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1-Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues
2-Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunki Dori
3-You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson
4-May May - Mighty Sparrow
5-She Done Me Wrong - Whips
Roger Ford
2020-02-04 15:05:47 UTC
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Group 4 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
She Done Me Wrong - Whips
http://youtu.be/PFkPPOJnn8A
From the Flair label in 1954 comes one side of an exciting and
EXCELLENT r&b vocal group double-sided stormer from the Flairs (here
under one of their several alter egos). I actually give the edge to
the "Pleadin' Heart" side



But both are totally smokin'---and NEITHER was in any previous contest
Post by SavoyBG
You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson
http://youtu.be/e8S85D32UsY
Backed by "The Four Steps Of Rhythm" Bill Johnson's very rare (and
very good) 1959 Little Richard styled bopper was one of the very few
releases on the miniscule hole in the wall operation that was Talos
Records in Augusta Ga.

BTW later Bill Johnson went on to become half of the "Sam & Bill" duo
who had "For Your Love" and several other records out in the
1960's,some of them for Johnny Nash's Joda outfit
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May May - Mighty Sparrow
http://youtu.be/renFzJFY2Fw
I like several calypso things ("Day-O" etc)---but sadly this "May May"
isn't one of them. Released on Trinidadian RCA in 1960 according to
what I have
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Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues
http://youtu.be/YshhQJ1Rsko
On the GM label of Gladewater,Texas several sources (including the YT
clip) date this old style bopper as a 1962 release but I believe it
came out in 1963 purely on the basis that an earlier GM # was reviewed
in a Billboard issue that year. Its good but to the everyman it must
have sounded way primitive and totally out of place in 1963.
Post by SavoyBG
Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori
http://youtu.be/EE5sKDbA7mk
The mysterious "Hunki Dori" (sic) may (or may not) be the black WLOK
deejay of that name aka (in the 50's anyway) as Ruben Washington.

According to the Sun session files as well as a black backing ensemble
the white Sid Manker who was responsible for the catchy guitar riff
throughout Bill Justis' original "Raunchy" also played on the session.

"Why Don't You Use Your Head" is just one of some 10 (at least) tracks
recorded by the group at 706 Union Av Memphis during 1958. None of
them were ever released by the label and "Why Don't You...." lay
dormant in the vaults for decades until finally released by Charly
Records in the UK in 1978 on the album below

CR 30148 - Sun Sounds Special: "Shoobie Oobie" - Various Artists
[1978] Shim Sham Shimmy - Billy Emerson/Little Fine Healthy Thing -
Billy Emerson/Something For Nothing - Billy Emerson/When It Rains It
Pours - Billy Emerson/Move Baby Move - Billy Emerson/The Chicken -
Rosco Gordon/Cheese And Crackers - Rosco Gordon/Shoobie Oobie - Rosco
Gordon/Gonna Have To Let You Be - Five Tinos/That Chick's Too Young to
Fry -Prisonaires/Surleen -Prisonaires/Frank Clement - Prisonaires/
Rocking Horse - Prisonaires/Baby Doll - Four Dukes/Why Don't You Use
Your Head - Hunki Dori/I Want My Baby Back- Hunki Dori



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Dennis C
2020-02-04 16:16:51 UTC
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1- Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues

2- Mighty Sparrow

3- Whips

4- Hunki Dori

5- Bill Johnson* Call this guy when you can't get Little Richard, Larry Williams, or Dean Fiora!
Mark Dintenfass
2020-02-04 16:16:57 UTC
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Group 4 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori
She Done Me Wrong - Whips
May May - Mighty Sparrow
Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues
You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson

We seem all over the place with this bunch, but it's a pretty good
round all in all so the choices were difficult.
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Jim Colegrove
2020-02-04 16:59:39 UTC
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1. She Done Me Wrong - Whips

2. You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson

3. Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues

4. Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunki Dori

5. May May - Mighty Sparrow
Carl
2020-02-04 17:24:54 UTC
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May May - Mighty Sparrow
Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori
She Done Me Wrong - Whips
Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues
You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson
Rick Schubert
2020-02-04 18:46:45 UTC
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Group 4 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1. Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori
2. She Done Me Wrong - Whips
3. You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson
4. May May - Mighty Sparrow
5. Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues
SavoyBG
2020-02-04 19:29:30 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS


1. Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunk Dori - 34
2. She Done Me Wrong - Whips - 30
3. Rhythm Feet - Carroll "Wild Red" Pegues - 26
4. You Better Dig It - Bill Johnson - 25

5. May May - Mighty Sparrow - 20

Mark's surprise entry takes the group, and Frank's Whips has a solid second place finish. Diane's Pegues edges my Bill Johnson for third place as both advance. Let me see now, whose record is the Mighty Sparrow :-)

Bill's nominations are setting a new tournament record for futility. He's struck out 3 times already. Tomorrow he could go for a Golden Sombrero as his Shirley and Lee record takes on 4 other items.
Dennis C
2020-02-04 20:46:23 UTC
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Damn, on second thought Billy.
Maybe it's best you lay low for awhile, baby!!
SavoyBG
2020-02-04 21:31:31 UTC
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Post by Dennis C
Damn, on second thought Billy.
Maybe it's best you lay low for awhile, baby!!
I predict if the Shirley & Lee wins its group tomorrow, or comes close, Bill will want to vote in the next round!
Bill B
2020-02-04 21:41:21 UTC
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Post by Dennis C
Damn, on second thought Billy.
Maybe it's best you lay low for awhile, baby!!
I predict if the Shirley & Lee wins its group tomorrow, or comes close, Bill will want to vote in the next round!
Even if I want to, I won't.

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