Today’s song is a little golden nugget of soul which was originally recorded in 1963 by a band called The Orioles, ( also know as The Vibra-Naires, Sonny Til and his New Orioles). The Orioles were one of the earliest vocal groups who established the basic pattern for the doo-wop sound and became a very influential in the world of soul and R&B. There’s a lot to cover with this band so check out this Wiki link for more info!
Titled “Hey! Little Woman ” and appearing as the B-side to The Orioles ‘I Miss You So,’ today’s track has just been featured in a brand new compilation called “Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 1 & 2.” Due for release in June, this compilation is brought to you courtesy of Captain High Records and combines the first two volumes from their Exotic Blues & Rhythm” compilation series named “Katanga!” and “Ahbe Casabe!” with two additional bonus tracks. This album is a colourful garden of delights consisting of R’n’B and rock’n’roll based songs from the 1940’s to the early 1960’s, all of which have this slightly exotic, dark and mystical feeling from the melody structures and instrumentation.
I’ve pre-ordered my copy and can definitely recommend this album as a fantastic good listen!
“Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 1 & 2” can be ordered from here