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The Dixie Doodlers
She Was All I Had / Best of Friends
Excello
45rpm 7"
$8

Recent reissue of this verrrrry rare single (one known copy on 78?) that comes out of the jug band tradition. Ridiculously catchy. Features Blind James Campbell, who has a terrific album on Arhoolie album. Hear Best of Friends.

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Charles Sheffield
It's Your Voodoo Working / Rock 'n' Roll Train
Excello
45rpm 7"
$8

Charles “Mad Dog” Sheffield was originally from Texas but later relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana. He started out a trumpet player, but it appears his recording efforts were exclusively as a blues/R&B singer. His first sessions were for Goldband, singing for Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow’s group in the mid-50s. This 45 that he cut for Excello in 1961 is his undisputed classic. Like so many of JD Miller’s productions for the label, the tune is creatively arranged, with “little” percussion touches, and a hypnotic, unstoppable groove. The flipside is solid, but “Voodoo” is magic. Recent reissue. Hear It's Your Voodoo Working.