Harmonica Fats With Joe Kincaid & Soul Brother Band

It's Hard To Get Along / Harmonica Symphony Stomp

Nor-Mar : NOR 359

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  • Artist: Harmonica Fats With Joe Kincaid & Soul Brother Band
  • A Side: It's Hard To Get Along
  • B Side: Harmonica Symphony Stomp
  • Label: Nor-Mar
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Harmonica Slim's rarest 45 and it's a double helping of endangered California R&B Funk.

Willie Norfor’s small group of Los Angeles labels, the same imprint that provided Funk connoisseurs with Bobby Williams & His Mar-Kings, comes two more impressive RARE-FUNKERS from this Harmonica-guru. A 45 that rarely if ever turn up for sale. A simple google will will confirm hardly a sighting this century.

Aided by Joe Kincaid & The Soul Brothers Band the L.A. harmonica genius Harvey Blackston the man who in 1964 served a club-classic “Tore Up” upon the “Wheelers” ..but moved with the times sliding his talents neatly into a potent FUNK Rhythm J.K. and the gang provided.

We lead the official flipside first, as it has slightly superior dancefloor appeal. A potent Fats reworking Joe Simon’s 1969 Sound Stage 7 recording. Fats aided by squealing girl-chorus, heavy duty horns and droning bass guitar. Those horns menacingly hanging in the air. As always Fats's gruff voice works so well heading up a meaty production, crammed with punchy brass and insistent guitar riffs. It works so very well, lifted to yet another level by a screaming saxophone finale supported by a barrage of stabbing horns. Good tune straight from the heart of the neighbourhood.

Flip it over for a very inventive self penned "Street Symphony", a vehicle to showcase his harmonica prowess and the Big-Bold-Brass arrangement of Joe Kincaid and the Soul Brothers ramping it up into another great FUNK experience. Wah Wah relentless decorating those searing Harmonic blows

This baby is RARE only the 2nd. copy we have ever encountered, no other www reference point. Perfect to the DJ who wants something new, he knows his competition will not own.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, previously unplayed vinyl still living in it original birth-sleeve

A Side

  • Title: It's Hard To Get Along

    B Side

  • Title: Harmonica Symphony Stomp
  • Year: 1972
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal