mp3: The Fifty Milers - The Grunt
mp3: The Fifty Milers - Little Bitty Pretty One
Here are two sax-driven dirty-sounding instrumentals from The Fifty Milers, a group I can't find out anything about. Both sides were produced by Bobby Day, who wrote Little Bitty Pretty One
; the writing credit is under his birth name, Robert Byrd. The Grunt was written by guitarist Adolph Jacobs, one time member of The Coasters. You possibly know it already from the salacious Las Vegas Grind compilation series. Like Day, Jacobs recorded for Class Records in the late 1950s. Today's offering is Eva Records catalogue number 101, which is likely to have been the label's first release. The only other Eva release I can find is 103, Dennis Weaver's Chicken Mash. That one came out in 1963, so I guess The Grunt wouldn't have been too far ahead of it.
Labels: cover, instrumental, rhythm and blues