Evie Sands “It Makes Me Laugh” (Cameo 413-B, 1966)
Fewer semi-well known singers had as much bad luck as Evie Sands. Take the “Take Me For A Little While” debacle, followed by Red Bird’s waning resources, then her label jump to Cameo - Parkway in 1966, which was on its last legs as an independent label itself.
It was positively enough for a promising singer to break down and laugh instead of cry, and Evie had the perfect moody B-side to go with the tide! As known it would take another 3 years and a shift to A & M records to get the chart entry she so deserves, but this positively perfect dark side of the 45 thriller shows why so many labels were willing to take a risk on her.
Today we mourn the death of the legendary Peter Gutteridge
CURRENTLY BLASTING! The Clean, The Chills, Pure, Great Unwashed, Snapper etc etc etc
Mythic photograph of Peter by Terry Moore in 1980
Just stumbled onto this on Archive.org. Probably been there all along.
This is ”Fuzz,” “I Said So Far,” and “Stronger” - three brisk, thrilling tracks from Strasbourg’s Mil Mascaras, circa maybe ten years ago. I already have this, and I play it plenty. Looks like there’s nothing stopping you from doing the same.