Friday, 25 April 2008

One Way Street - Yard Dog

One Way Street - Yard Dog (Apollo 217-2139. 1966)

One last 45 for today, and the second with a picture of the wrong label.... From Louisiana, this was a moderate local hit and was later picked up by Smash for national distribution.

Royal Family - Don't You Even Want To Know

Royal Family - Don't You Even Want To Know (Apex. 76971. 1965)

A sloppy, but cool, beat number.

The Union - Love??

The Union - Love?? (Radel 109. 1967)

Out of Houston, Texas. A great droning 45.

Minets of England - Wake Up / My Love Is Yours

Minets of England - Wake Up / My Love Is Yours (DCP 1129. 1965)



The Minets were formed by George Warne. George was from the UK, but went out to Boston after he graduated from university, along with some friends. They cut a deal with the guy who owned Ceasers Montecello and released several 45s, including this one on Sinatra's producer Don Costa's label. They achieved some minor chart success locally, but were a very popular local band. Unfortunately the band had to return to England as they had been in the US long enough to be eligable for the draft and the girlfriends back home didn't want that..


thanks to Matthew Warne for the update


My Love Is Yours





Wake Up