Tuesday 10 November 2009

Blue Eyed Soul

Here is a bit of blue eyed soul courtesy of Tony Galla to brighten up a Tuesday.

This track was the first single that Galla recorded and came out on the Swan label in 1964. Unfortunately, I have heard nothing by the man since which comes close to this track. He later became the singer of the blues band,  Raven and had a famous friend in Jimi Hendrix who helped to get the band a deal with Columbia.It was not unknown in the late 60's to find Galla on stage jamming with the likes of Hendrix and Joplin in clubs in New York. He is still performing and has released 3 albums of Italian music in the last few years.

If you have a spare 300 quid you may be able to get your hands on the original 7" or you could spend £9 on the dodgy re pressing.

Tony Galla - In Love

I'm off to see The Airborne Toxic Event tonight, so no post tomorrow.

1 comment:

Mondo said...

I could listen to this sorta tune all day. Love it.

I'd recommend this album for more of the same.

And if you dig about a bit on my blog you'll find early doors/soul stomper songs from Kiki Dee, David Essex, Elkie Brooks and The Brotherhood of Man