Soul Fantasy

Monday, June 17, 2013

Clete Trexler - Lady 1979

Clete Trexler is a singer and songwriter of country music. Clete began playing guitar when he was eight years old. He learned with the help of his grandfather and by watching country music shows on TV. Clete is known as the "Real Deal" for his efforts to preserve true country music.
In 1979 he released a single entitled "Lady / Nothing is sweeter than you" on Bucky Records. Both songs were penned by himself. Both songs were recorded at Arthur Smith studios. I have chosen the song "Lady" because the other song is influenced from country music.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

Sunday, June 9, 2013

George "Stardust" Green - Al Di La / Feelings

George "Stardust" Green was born in Chicago on September 6, 1923 and he grew up on the west side. He started to perform in clubs in the early 40s as a drummer and singer. In the early 50s he started to record while at the same time he was performing in clubs like club DeLissa, club Evergreen, and the Paris club. In the mid 50s he played drums in combos, notably in King Flemming Trio, in the Morris Ellis Band and with Ramsey Lewis and Eldee Young before they picked up Red Holt
Later he formed his own trio on drums and vocals, with Dolphus Dean on bass and Bob Knowles on piano. They appeared in many TV shows and many clubs in Chicago. They also released an album under the name Stardust Green and His Amaz-ing Jazz Trio on Dempsey Records.
They released another album in 1963 entitled "For all we know" under the name George "Stardust" Green on M&M Records. It was recorded live in the Huddle Lounge of Rick Casares' Pro Bowl club, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, sometime around 1963. George "Stardust" Green and jazz singers LaVern Baker and Billy Williams were among the first African-American performers to break through the segregation barriers in South Africa in 1967.
In the mid 70s or later he released a single "Al Di La / Feelings" on FM & PM Records. This single includes a version of the Morris Albert famous song "Feelings". Both songs arranged and produced by the   late pianist Floyd Morris. Floyd Morris was owner of the label FM & PM Records.

George Stardust Green died in his home in Henderson, Nevada, on March 11, 2007. For more info about him you can see here.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full.