Sleepy Summers

Strange Cargo / Everybody's Happy

Gold Leaf: 207

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  • Artist: Sleepy Summers
  • A Side: Strange Cargo
  • B Side: Everybody's Happy
  • Label: Gold Leaf
  • Format: 45s



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

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Extremely rare downright dirty R&B / Popcorn instrumental that will seep into you consciousness and never leave..

An highly charged narcotic Hammond groove blitzed by brass, evoking visions of mysterious happenings in a far off place. A spy chase scene through darkened streets full of danger.. or a man accused of a murder he didn't commit, a fugitive being pursued by the cops through the streets of Morocco..

That's what Popcorn does to me, it whisks my mind off to places I've never been, into situations I've never experienced. Here is a tune, with the power to spark the imagination, taking you on a journey of wicked adventure!

The real adventure though is being the DJ to first drop this bomb into an unsuspecting "allniter" crowd.. it's a show-stopping instrumental with no comparisons. Bristling with unstoppable monster power, that just grows and grows on wave after wave of intrusive horns, swirling Hammond work and a huge pair of balls. Forming the most memorable slab of Northern Soul/Popcorn/R&B I've heard in recent times...

Awesome tune seeking a home with a DJ who likes to trigger a storm!

Condition Report

A-side label has a couple of light

A Side

  • Title: Strange Cargo

    B Side

  • Title: Everybody's Happy
  • Year: Hollywood, Cal
  • City: May 1961