Sunday, March 27, 2011

Googie Rene - Wiggle-Tail

Dad hipped me to the Googie Rene sound at an early age and this was one that used to get me and my brother jumpin'.
Born Rafael Leon Rene, 30 March 1927, Los Angeles, California Died 25 November 2007.
Googie Rene is one of those unjustly overlooked musical figures from the rock 'n' roll years. Today, his records are sought out by rare groovers and northern soulsters. Googie had only three minor hits: "The Slide, Part 1" (# 20 R&B, early 1961), "Flapjacks, Part 1" (# 25 R&B, 1963) and "Smokey Joe's Lala" (# 77 pop, # 35 R&B, 1966). Now dig this!

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