Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Reliables on Anderson

The Reliables
wr. both W.J. Chafin
Anderson Records

Anderson Records discography here

No further info

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Joe Williams and the Staccatos

Joe Williams and the Staccatos

vocal by Cornelius Grant / Count James
CP-6753 - The Mother Hubbard
Williams-Gurley-Grant, Eddings Mus. Pub. BMI

CP-6754 - No Harm Done
 Williams-Gurley-Grant, Eddings Mus. Pub. BMI


Detroit, Michigan

An early release on the James Hendrix label.

Composers are Cornelius Grant, James M. Gurley, Joseph T. Williams.

Cornelius Grant (b. 1943) guitarist, composer, and band leader. He served as the musical director, guitar player, and live show arranger for Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1964 until 1982.

James M. Gurley : possibly the one who moved to San Francisco and became "the father of psychedelic guitar" (Big Brother and the Holding Company)

Eddings Music Co. was owned by William Summers,  first black to manage and own a radio station (in Louisville, Kentucky)