The band is a bit of a "super group" comprised of established R&B journeyman like Melvin Smith, James "Doc" Starkes, Harry Van Walls, Harry Crafton, Joe Sewell, and Jimmy Johnson. These guys, together and separately, can be heard on seminal R&B records like "Looped", "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee", "Lovey Dovey" by the Clovers, The "Chicken & the Hawk" by Big Joe Turner,"Daddy Daddy" by Ruth Brown, etc. So if you're a fan of the early Atlantic records sound, you're likely to be really into this band, as I am.
This record was recorded in 1954, one of the most exciting years in American music with key developments in rock n roll and soul. This rambunctiousness of the record fits perfectly with the feel of 54. It is quite a STOMPER and I can't wait to spin it for the Halloween dancers tonight!