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Village Callers-Live-'68 LA Latin soul funk Rampart-NEW LP

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Village Callers 

Village Callers Live . . .(Rampart 1968)

new LP


A landmark bit of LA funk -- the one and only album cut by the fantastic Village Callers, a hip combo with an equal talent for handling soul, Latin, and funk! This set was recorded live at the Plush Bunny -- the kind of cool small club we wish we could have attended -- and it features a great range of excellent numbers, including the group's famous reading of "Hector", known by many for its great break on the intro! (And just in case you're wondering, the famous version is the one from this album -- as the 45 features the live cut too, and there was never a studio take.) The album also includes a great version of Joao Donato's "The Frog" -- done in a skipping Sergio Mendes style -- plus many other groovy cuts! Plus, this reissue also features 2 bonus cuts -- "Evil Ways" and "I'm Leaving" -- both not on the original LP!

Latin jazz and r&b group from East Los Angeles. They started out in the early 60s as 'Marcy & the Imperials'. The band went through many lineup changes and became very popular in East Los Angeles, playing all the top venues such as the Big Union Hall, Roger Young Auditorium, and Montebello Ballroom. Winning the battle of the bands at East Los Angeles College in 1966 or '67 also led to more gigs for the band. They also enjoyed a long run at the Plush Bunny nightclub in Pico Rivera, despite the fact they were underage. The band were managed by Hector Rivera.

The Village Callers ‎– "Live"
ViNiLiSSSiMO ‎– MR-SSS 550
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Jazz, Funk / Soul
Latin Jazz

A1     I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Written-By – Whitfield-Strong

A2     I Don't Need No Doctor

    Written-By – Ashford-Simpson*, Armstead*

A3     When You're Gone

    Written-By – B. Finz*

A4     Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)

    Written-By – Floyd*, Cropper*, Pickett*

A5     Hector, Part 2

    Written-By – Espinosa*, Gonzales*

A6     Hector

    Written-By – Espinosa*, Gonzales*

A7     Break Theme     0:20
B1     Stoned Soul Picnic

    Written-By – Laura Nyro

B2     Mississippi Delta

    Written-By – Bobbie Gentry

B3     The Frog

    Written-By – João Donato

B4     Medley Of Aretha Franklin Hits: Respect / Lee Cross / Prove It / Chain Of Fools / (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone     8:45
Companies, etc.

    Recorded At – I.D. Sound
    Recorded At – Teren Recording Studios
    Mastered At – DCT Recorders


    Design [Cover] – The Graphics Studio
    Engineer [I.D. Sound Studios] – Ivan Fisher
    Engineer [The Plush Bunny], Engineer [Teren Recording Studios], Edited By, Effects – Terry Dunavan
    Mastered By – Lance Landon*
    Producer – Eddie Davis (11)

Recorded live at The Plush Bunny, Pico Rivera, Calif., May 5, 1968
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 8435008875503

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