Tag Archives: The Whispers

THIS IS LOWRIDER SOUL 1962-1970.

This Is Lowrider Soul 1962-1970. Label: Ace Records. Between 1962 and 1970, there was an increase in popularity of soulful ballads in Southern California. These slow jams were played in the clubs in Southern California and could be heard in cars during this eight year period. Initially, it was the Mexican, Central and South American …

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NORMAN JAY MBE PRESENTS MISTER GOOD TIMES.

Norman Jay Presents MBE Mister Good Times. Label: Sunday Best Recordings. At this time of year, a countless compilations are reissued by hopeful record companies looking for what could well be the start of a long and successful compilation series. This could be the cash cow that provides them with a steady income stream for …

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DORE L.A. SOUL SIDES.

DORE L.A. SOUL SIDES. It was in 1955 that cousins  Lew Bedell and Herb Newman decided to found their first record label, Era Records. The two cousins came from very different backgrounds. Lew Bedell had been a comedian, but his career was at a crossroads. So he was on the lookout for a new career. …

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THE WHISPERS-BINGO.

THE WHISPERS-BINGO. It’s almost ironic that when The Whispers released Bingo in 1974, which was arguably the best album of their career so far, its success was derailed by a lack of promotion. Bingo was The Whispers’ fourth album, and their first foray outside of their native California. It also saw a change of producer. …

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