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Obscure 1950s Recordings Tournament - July - Prelims - Group 8
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SavoyBG
2019-07-07 20:55:29 UTC
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Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.


Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos


You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor


Every Night - Lyrics


Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)

SavoyBG
2019-07-07 21:07:44 UTC
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MY RANKINGS

1. Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters) - 9
2. You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor - 9
3. Every Night - Lyrics - 6
4. Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos - 6
Steve Mc
2019-07-07 21:29:24 UTC
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1. Every Night - Lyrics

2. You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor

3. Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)

4. Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
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Bill B
2019-07-07 21:45:55 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1 Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/B8HgiQh0zj0
2 Every Night - Lyrics
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/NKdHOP9Iveg
3 You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/26gYlGb0ej0
4 Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/vpTd4gOn1rM
SavoyBG
2019-07-07 22:37:56 UTC
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Post by Bill B
Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1 Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/B8HgiQh0zj0
2 Every Night - Lyrics
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/NKdHOP9Iveg
3 You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/26gYlGb0ej0
4 Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/vpTd4gOn1rM
Interesting how you seem to have an affinity for the hokey, almost novelty type things like "Kokomo" and that Charlie & Ray over more serious items like the Lil Greenwood. Seems like the more blues and/or gospel influence a record has the less that you are apt to like it.
Bill B
2019-07-07 22:48:42 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Post by Bill B
Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1 Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/B8HgiQh0zj0
2 Every Night - Lyrics
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/NKdHOP9Iveg
3 You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/26gYlGb0ej0
4 Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)
Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/vpTd4gOn1rM
Interesting how you seem to have an affinity for the hokey, almost novelty type things like "Kokomo" and that Charlie & Ray over more serious items like the Lil Greenwood. Seems like the more blues and/or gospel influence a record has the less that you are apt to like it.
I'd agree with that assessment.
Dennis C
2019-07-07 22:57:55 UTC
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Billy!! Tell that dork to eat dick and keep on liking what you like, baby!!!
Dennis C
2019-07-07 21:48:36 UTC
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1- "Mercy Me"- Whoa!!! Somebody control that contralto, baby!! Vocal tour de force for Lil!! Scotty Moore- like guitar licks clear a path to the kick ass room for Ms. Greenwood to take over!!

2- " You Tried To Ruin Me"- Flipped this over #3 on the third listen!! Nice R&B groove with all elements working!!

3- "Ko Ko Mo"- Cha cha cha, chappies!!! As stated,this is a cunt hair separation!! Love that chunky sax break that turns to liquid support throughout!

4- "Every Night" Upper registration I reckon with a vibrato that ate Colorado!!
Bout the only thing going for this one.
OleManRiver
2019-07-07 23:05:29 UTC
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1. You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor
2. Every Night - Lyrics
3. Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)
4. Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
DianeE
2019-07-07 23:12:39 UTC
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1-Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)
2-Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
3-You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor
4-Every Night - Lyrics
Roger Ford
2019-07-08 04:03:21 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor - 8
Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters) - 8
Every Night - Lyrics - 7
Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos -6

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Roger Ford
2019-07-08 04:23:35 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor - 8
Excellent blues recorded for Vee Jay July 17,1956 in Chicago.Snooky
Pryor (vcl/hca), Johnny Young (gtr) Floyd Jones (gtr) Earl Phillips
(dms). Unreleased until 1973 with first appearance on the terrific
Charly set "Combination Boogie : Chicago Bluesmasters Vol. 1"
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Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters) - 8
Ms Greenwood cut several sides with The Lamplighters of which this
track is one of the very best (several sources including Kreiter list
this single as her backed by The Dominoes but it IS The Lamplighters).

The VERY convoluted history of the group itself is charted on an album
"Evolution Of A Vocal Group" that traces their various incarnations
through the early "Be Bop Wino" and "I Used To Cry Mercy Mercy" right
down to "Papa Oom Mow Mow" (as The Rivingtons)
Post by Roger Ford
Every Night - Lyrics - 7
Not to be confused with The Lyrics (Harlem) or The Lyrics (Memphis) or
even The Lyrics (Columbus Oh) these guys are The Lyrics from San
Francisco who recorded for sports star Don Barksdale's Rhythm label
out of Oakland Ca

Personnel : William Wigfall ,James Shellbourne, Woodroe Blake,William
Jarvis,Ben Hamilton James Landers
Post by Roger Ford
Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos -6
Just like with "Shtiggy Boom" earlier in this contest ,I'm not a huge
fan of the "Ko Ko Mo" song in any version. The Flamingos do it as
competently as they can but the but the song should really have been
left at Perry Como's doorstep


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2019-07-08 04:25:29 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor - 8
Excellent blues recorded for Vee Jay July 17,1956 in Chicago.Snooky
Pryor (vcl/hca), Johnny Young (gtr) Floyd Jones (gtr) Earl Phillips
(dms). Unreleased until 1973 with first appearance on the terrific
Charly set "Combination Boogie : Chicago Bluesmasters Vol. 1"
Should read "Unreleased until 1983"

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Rick Schubert
2019-07-08 04:04:47 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
Group 8 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1. Every Night - Lyrics
2. Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos
3. Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters)
4. You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor
Jim Colegrove
2019-07-08 13:31:29 UTC
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1. You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor

2. Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood

3. Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos

4. Every Night - Lyrics
Carl
2019-07-08 17:51:28 UTC
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Lil Greenwood
Snooky Pryor
flamingos
Lyrics
SavoyBG
2019-07-08 18:22:36 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS


1. Mercy Me - Lil Greenwood (Lamplighters) - 29
2. You Tried To Ruin Me - Snooky Pryor - 29
3. Every Night - Lyrics - 22

4. Ko Ko Mo - Flamingos - 20

Flamingos is out.The Lyrics will advance as it beats Johnny Carroll in the tie breaker. Lil edges Snooky on the tie breaker.
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