=Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mr. Preacher Man - Bobby Adams

Although not filed under “the rarest of the rare”, today’s selection has been a long time favorite of mine…

Mr. Preacher Man-Bobby Adams-Home-Town Records

Bobby Adams was a soul singer working out of New York in the late 60’s and early 70’s. His earliest recording efforts feature a number of duets with Betty Lou, who I believe is properly known as Betty Smith, his co-writer on the single Sugar, which was released on Old Town Records out of New York in 1966. Aside from duet work, Adams also recorded a number of solo sides (today’s selection being one example) for a variety of different record labels. Examples of the various labels he recorded duet or solo material for include: Old Town, Home-Town, Bo-Ad, Pilma, Purdy, Battle, Colpix and Tra-X. Today’s selection is a Home-Town Records release (I have one other Bobby Adams release on Home-Town, Love Ain’t Nothing but a Business b/w instrumental in my collection), which was written by Adams and arranged by Horace Ott.

Be sure to tune in Friday for the next installment in the Trunk of F.U.N.K. mix series.

P.S. A friend sent this across, and if you haven't seen it yet, it's pretty great. Crate digging, don't do it

1 comment:

giantballofdeath said...

Just thought I'd pop in to say thanks for clearing up Bobby Adams identity. You weren't kidding when you said he was obscure... I have this doo woppy track called "All Alone" that was released on Old Town at some point in the late sixties and the attribution is BOB ADAMS and the SERANADERS. At first I thought it was Bob Adams from the Calvanes singing lead, but after reading this post about Bobby Adams and his connection with Old Town I think the mystery is solved.

Anyway have a listen, it's a real screamer.