Jr. And His Soulettes – Psychodelic Sounds (1971)

Jr. And His Soulettes - Psychodelic Sounds (1971)
Artist: Jr. And His Soulettes
Album: Psychodelic Sounds
Genre: Psychedelic / Funk / Soul
Origin: USA
Released: 1971
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
Thing, Do The Creep
Momma Love Tequilla
Pimp
Waw-Wah Rock
Love From Above
Flip Will
Do Your Funky Thing
Slow
Sweet Little One
Dewetha
Dat-Walk
Rock N Roll Santa
Rock Blues
Pop Junior Pop

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This is one of those rare LPs that you usually only see once in a lifetime. It’s been repressed and bootlegged and made available on CD, but to find an original is near-impossible. The number of copies in existence is said to be extremely low following an incident which led to the destruction of many copies before they could be sold. Whoever had the idea to shrink wrap the albums on a meat packing machine helped deprive more of us the opportunity to own this fantastic record.

Much like the Dandelions LP I posted earlier this year, Jr. And His Soulettes are a young group. Harold Moore Jr. (age 10), his sisters Denise Marshall (7), Jacquelin Carol (6), and Vinta Marie (9) record some amazing child-funk jams. They were like the Jackson 5, except from Oklahoma and born on the wrong side of the tracks. Psychodelic Sounds, released privately in 1971, is treasured among collectors of funk, psych and garage music. We had an original copy at the store recently, but I don’t think any photographs of the back cover or label exist in our database. Believe, I’ve looked.

The Acid Archives writes that the music “approaches that cheesy Sunset Strip b-movie exploito psych sound but this is the real thing. When they sing, this beast approaches Shagg’s territory. Great tunes like, “Momma, Love Tequila”, “Waw-Waw Rock”, and “Rock ‘n Roll Santa”. The incredible cover shows three shots of them in action including one with Jr in a failed split playing licks behind his head!”

The six year old sister, Jacquelin Carol, plays wah-wah organ. You have to hear it.

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