Moods

Little Alice / Lady Of The Sea

Sarg: 162-45-1

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  • Artist: Moods
  • A Side: Little Alice
  • B Side: Lady Of The Sea
  • Label: Sarg
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

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

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Description


Description

Rare authentic May 1959 archive copy, of this seldom seen, sought-after small-town Texas Rock-A-Billy shaker.

This is the Moods' first 7" single, this six man gathering, taking inspiration from Louisiana, styling "Lady Of The Sea" from the big-hit of 1959, Phil Philips - Sea Of Love. A fine group harmony mid-paced stroller. But it was later that the flipside "Little Archie " that burst through in the realm of highly collectable Rock-A-Billy. Enthusiastic demand led to a "silver" text bootleg.

Before you today is the real-deal is spectacular previously unplayed vinyl still housed in its birth-sleeve.

Two great sides from Bar-B-Q-ville where 6 young school friends formed a group. With Clyde Allen Wallace, taking the lead vocal on "Little Alice" you can hear why he was affectionately referred to as "Big Foot" his rasping beast-like vocal roar, perfectly suited to the frantic pace of his own writings "Little Alice". Curled-up-lip snarls sing the virtues of Little Alice as he tries to make her his. Superior rocking guitar, hard-blown saxophone, smashed by relentless Jerry Lee Lewis motivated rapid-fire piano display, followed by a jaw-dropping guitar break that steals the show.

Killer small town Texas Rocker..

The original a-side is a cool tune also, capturing that 1959 mood with a haunting mysterious stroller, with the rich smooth vocal Jimmy Bazar cradled by a controlled saxophone displayed and a considerate melodic piano rhythms. Creates the perfect "Prom Night" smoocher.

Two contrasting but equaling enthralling sides, in never to be encountered again archive condition.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, crisp bright GOLD text on a rich blue background no age-fade, magnificent previously unplayed vinyl

A Side

  • Title: Little Alice

    B Side

  • Title: Lady Of The Sea
  • Year: May 1959
  • City: Sarg Records, 311 East Davis Street, Lulling, Texas

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