Thursday, February 12, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Right Kind

Artist:The Right Kind
Song:(Tell Me) Why Do You Have To Lie
Album:Bad, Bad Whiskey: The Galaxy Masters

Here's a very obscure single that will be of interest to 60s soul fans. The Right Kind recorded a few singles for Galaxy Records including Why Do You Have To Lie in 1968. The Right Kind was led by veteran guitarist and lead singer Cal Valentine. He was born May 28, 1937 in Dallas. In the mid-60s he worked with former Five notes member Al "TNT" Braggs who Valentine knew from high school. Then Valentine moved to Oakland and got into the studio scene after touring with Jimmy McCracklin. The Right Kind became a house band for Galaxy Records. Galaxy was owned by Fantasy Records. it started out as a jazz label in the 50s. But by the 60s it became a blues and R & B label after Fantasy bought Specialty Records. Other members of The Right Kind were Ronnie Lewis on sax, Bobby Reid on bass and Frank Samuels on drums. They recorded a few singles including (Tell Me) Why Did You Have To Lie. You can get it on this various artists comp of Galaxy Records rarities. When Etta James offered The Right Kind a backup gig in Las Vegas, all but Valentine went with her. That was the end of The Right Kind. In the 70s, Cal Valentine quit the music business and moved back to Dallas. He returned to music in the 90s and recorded one album before his death on Jan. 1, 1997 at age 59. Here's a video for (Tell Me) Why Do You Have To Lie by The Right Kind.

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