Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.
Originally posted by Kayleigh
Dear Ort. Thanks for getting back on the Contrasts record. And if you keep talking about dancing I will be doing "The Jerk" soon, and by the way that's the name of soul classic by The Larks.
Update. That's it Ort., I fold. I found nothing on The Villagers or The Will-O-Bees even though they sound familiar.
The Spellbinders caught my interest as they were produced by the great Van McCoy "The Hustle"
I"m out of the game.
Don't fold up yet!
The Villagers were a group from Birmingham who recorded three singles for FAME and ATCO. The one I mentioned received considerable airplay here (both sides) in 1966 or 1967. "Laugh It Off" had been previously performed by Atlanta's great soul group The Tams.
The Will-O-Bees is on DATE and was produced (if I remember correctly) by Bill Traut out of Chicago. They, too, had several other singles... I own at least two more.
The Spellbinders had five singles and an album: absolutely amazing stuff. Yes, the late, great Van McCoy was their mentor.
By the way, I'm really glad to see that someone else knows "The Jerk" by The Larks, who originally recorded as Don Julian And The Meadowlarks for DOOTONE about 1955. I think they're still together in Los Angeles.
Why didn't someone do a one-off single "The Lark" and call themselves The Jerks?
Now it is I who fold up, if only temporarily. - Remember, if a topic becomes funny enough to morph a bit as this one has, off topic or no, it's still worthy of consideration.
Signing Off, Ort. Carlton in 30601-Central.