Well, we all knew the end of the Summer was coming, and here it is. Lots of rain this year, not as much digging as I’d liked to have gotten in, but I got a fair amount in though. I took a small vacation from writing for a week. It’s not that that I don’t have anything to write about, it’s that I work 6 days a week and 3 or four of them are days and nights, so I needed to relax. I’ve got a private function this weekend to DJ, so I’m excited and a little anxious to get all my music ready, so I might keep it a little short. Big ups to Larry over at Funky 16 Corners for getting a shout out from Nick Hornby (yeah, High Fidelity Nick Hornby). I wanted to share a side that I dug up this year sometime and had featured on a previous mix. I was really curious about this record, so I figured it would be a great way to end the Summer. Here is Foxy with “Trouble” on Double Shot Records.
While I couldn’t dig up a tremendous amount on the band Foxy, I was able to get some info on Double Shot Records. It was an independent label based out of Hollywood, CA, run by Hal Winn and Joe Hooven. The label itself was known for putting out bands like the Count Five, Soul singer Brenton Wood, who they had quite a bit of success with, and early Senor Soul sides. (no relation to Oliver Wang). Their first single was released in 1966 ans they released records until 1972, where the label was sold to Original Sound. As far as this side goes, I dug it up in a private sale. The moment I dropped the needle on this monster I knew it was a keeper. The drums in the beginning and organ really got me. I’m not even talking about the girl vocals and the fuzzed out guitars that keep up with the percussion until the end. If anyone has any info about this record, feel free to pass it along. Until then, Keep Diggin’!