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Saturday, March 31, 2012

VINYL CLASSICS - PAT & LOLLY VEGAS AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE





I have already profiled the recording career of the Vasquez Brothers, Pat & Lolly Vegas (see my Eastside Legends post. In 1966 while under contract with Mercury records they recorded an album entitled "Pat & Lolly Vegas At The Haunted House (Mercury MG 21059/SR 61059). The Hauted House was a popular Hollywood night clubs and Pat & Lolly had a brief gig as the house band.

  Prodeced by Leon Russell & Snuff Garrett, twelve tracks were recorded. The album would suggest that these tracks were recorded live but the sound is far from it. There is no audible crowd noise or stage patter. What we have is a 50/50 mix of soulful covers and original tunes. My favorite song on the album is the original tune "Any Old Time"

Pat Vegas (bass & vocals)

Lolly Vegas (guitar & vocals)


Track List:

01. In The Midnight Hour (Pickett-Cropper)
02. Walk On (Right Out Of My Life) (Pat & Lolly Vegas)
03. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown)
04. Under You (Pat & Lolly Vegas)
05. Let's Get It On (Pat & Lolly Vegas)
06. Baby, I Need Your Lovin' (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
07. Here I Go (Falling In Love Again) (Pat & Lolly Vegas)
08. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger-Richards)
09. Keep Me Uptight (Pat & Lolly Vegas)
10. Good Lovin' (Clark-Resnick)
11. Any Old Time (Pat & Lolly Vegas)
12. High Blood Pressure (H. Smith-J. Vincent)


This album is still available on vinyl and also on compact disc. PLEASE SUPPORT THE ARTISTS BY BUYING THEIR MUSIC!!


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Soley for historical, educational & listening pleasure.

2 comments:

  1. I just discovered this this morning! I first heard (this) "lost" song way back in 1974 when cable aired "It's A Bikini World". Until this morning, I had always mistaken the song "Walk On Right Out Of My Life" to be a song by the Gentrys. I never would have thought that I would FINALLY discover this after all these years. Got to get this record! Preferably vinyl!

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  2. I found a used copy of this in Richmond, VA in the late 1970s. Mercury had great distribution, so obviously in got way beyond Hollywood and East L.A.
    I was not really a Redbone and must admit I bought it mostly for the cover. Soon as I played it I realized how incredible the Vegas brothers were. The songs they covered had their "sound" but their originals were fantastic. I got to talk to Lolly on the phone a couple of times a few years before he died. One of the funniest people I ever spoke with. A great site... Gracias

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