This group of Messengers came from St Louis and only seem to have made just this one disc for the obscure P.I.E. local label. For a 45 released in 1970 this has a real throwback doo wop sound to it, both in the vocal harmonies and in the song’s chord changes. It has all the virtues of a low fi “little label” production – and some of the vices as well. The gritty, wailing lead vocal can hardly be heard in the first chorus but thankfully they’ve got the mix sorted out by the second verse so you can hear him loud and clear. Which just about makes this 45 for me.



ListenDreaming and wondering why / Beginning to the end ~ P.I.E. (1970)


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