The Mighty Marvelows
“Listen – Talkin’ Bout You Baby – MP3″
I hope that everything is groovy in your neck of the woods.
Here in Jersey we appear to have weathered the latest juvenile ear crisis (sounds like a cool name for some kind of art punk band, n’est ce pas?) and we’re cruising into the weekend as gracefully as a house full of tired people can.
If all goes well I’ll be selling (and buying, I’m sure) records at the Asbury Lanes Record Sale this Sunday, April 6th. I’ll have a couple of crates of LPs as well as a few boxes of 45s, so if you’re in the area stop on by and say howdy.
Today’s entry will be brief, not because I don’t have enough time to write, but rather because the group involved has been featured in this space twice before, once on their own and another time as part of one of my personal favorite editions of the Funky16Corners Radio Podcast.
The group I speak of is the aptly named Mighty Marvelows.
One of the greatest Chitown soul groups of the 60’s – and that’s saying a LOT brother – the Marvelows recorded a number of classic 45s for ABC/Paramount (alongside no less than the Impressions), including ‘I Do’ (the tune that made it into the podcast) which was a Top 40 Pop and Top 10 R&B hit.
Today’s selection was released in 1967, and written by group member Melvin Mason. ‘Talkin Bout You Baby’ is a great example what would become known as Northern Soul. Featuring a solid four-on-the-floor beat, sweet harmony vocals and a classy horn chart, the tune is one of the Mighty Marvelows’ finest.
That said, I hope you dig it, and that you have a most excellent weekend.
I’ll be back on Monday with a brand new edition of Funky16Corners Radio.