Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Allisons "Surfer Street" (Tip, 1963)
Get your enjoys, Jonathan Toubin Soul Proprietor,
New York Night Train

Originally Published on Feb 24, 2017
Cut in 1963 at Gold Star Studios with Darlene Love on the lead vocals, this epic platter contains a Jolly Green Giant sound and a heavy re-arrangement of Don and Dewey’s Specialty Records classic “Big Boy Pete.” And maybe other members of The Blossoms were also harmonizing? And The Wrecking Crew laying down the backing tracks? Probably! And what the heck... Maybe you're even hearing a Jack Nitzche arrangement? If you know something, say something... This strange and beautiful gem hasn’t only been making the New York Night Train glow for many years, but is also a staple for top disc jocks like Intoxica Radio’s Howie Pyro and Sock Hop Austin’s Andrew Mcalla. The A-Side, a cover of “Money,” is also worth a turn…

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You're listening to my daily addition to the New York Night Train Party Platter playlist. Each track here is recorded directly from my original 45s (no bootlegs, reproductions, etc) to give you an idea of what the real deal authentic vinyl sounds like. COME BACK EVERY DAY FOR A NEW FIX! Because the records pass so quickly at my danc
e parties, this channel is an attempt to stop and focus on one record at a time in hopes to personally learn more about each one and at the same time turn you on to the artists, tracks, labels, etc. I'm just hipping myself to a lot of these records for the first time as well - so you can view this as our journey to learning more about cool old records together! But mostly I hope this music moves you as much as it moves me.

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