Thursday, July 2, 2009


When Lou Courtney is remembered nowadays, which isn’t too often, he’s usually remembered for early his 70’s smooth soul sound, which was sort of in the realm of Marvin Gaye or Donnie Hathaway. But in the mid-60s he was working a funkier, Staxy boogaloo dance craze style, similar to like Arthur Conley. A one-time member of legendary band The Fifth Dimension, Lou cut an absolute classic with the mega-funky "Hey Joyce."

The opening drum break has made this 45 quite a popular item in recent years.

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