Sunday, 26 February 2017
A Shot of Rhythm and Soul
The best find of our brief visit to Fort William was found in the small vinyl section of the British Heart Foundation.
I had a look more in hope than expectation and there at the front of one of the piles was the above album taking pride of place among the James Lasts, the Pipe Bands and the Top of the Pops.
I nearly spontaneously combusted with excitement.
In excellent condition and a steal for only four quid.
It is on the Ace label and I think it may well be the first from that label that I have on vinyl.
Sixteen majestic tracks.
Here are both sides of his second single from the Dot label in 1961 and the London (UK) label in 1962.
Arthur Alexander remains the only artist to have been covered on studio albums by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On
Arthur Alexander - A Shot of Rhythm and Blues