Friday, April 11, 2014
It is times like these that I am glad that I still cruise Whittier Boulevard & patronize the businesses in East Los Angeles because that is where I found this compact disc.
I have been hearing for years that a Little Ray Jimenez greatest hits compilation (authorized by Little Ray himself) was in the works but never materialized. I am sure that THIS CD is NOT legit & I don't know who put it out but I am glad I own a copy.
Little Ray is one of the biggest stars & greatest voices of the Eastside Sound. Please see my post EASTSIDE LEGENDS - LITTLE RAY JIMENEZ (entry May 5,2012).
"Mr Shake! Shout! & Soul" is a compilation of Little Ray's Dore, ATCO, Impact, Faro, Warner Brothers & Columbia singles; both A & B sides. Also included are two tracks form the East LA College Rock & Roll Show 1964; "Ooh Baby Baby" and "For Your Love"
For me the highlight is a track entitled "Someday" (Columbia Records). This song does not appear on any Little Ray discographies that I have seen.
I always advise COLLECTORS to seek out the original vinyl but some of these 45's are extremely hard to find such as "My Rainbow" (Dore Records) which is still on my want list. This CD is an Eastside MUST!!
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