Soul Station Feature: Royal Guardsmen
I am not sure why I started to collect the records of the Royal Guardsmen since I don't really like their Snoopy hits. But it did allow me to discover that they were a pretty talented band. They could rock AND sing, as a few of their sides are almost as well sung as records by the Association. Their first 45, before any of the Snoopy records, was a version of Baby Let's Wait, which had already been out on the debut Young Rascals album. It was mildly popular in Florida, which is where the band was from. But the B-side is a solid rocker, with a rousing fuzz guitar line. It is NOT a Snoopy recording, that is for sure!
DJ Pi/Paul Yamada