bang the drum

the circus comes to toy town.

From the subsidiary imprint of Don Robey\’s Peacock Records, operating out of Houston, Texas from 1949 until 1974.

Every time Brown tries to get down with the people – in making a quip about competing for votes with the X-Factor – it makes me wince. 

The whole discomfitting charade reminds me of Richard Milhous Nixon\’s passing resemblance to Ed Sullivan.

Still. Things can indeed get worse. Witness Mr. Blue\’s excruciating collaboration with one Gary Barlow.

LITTLE CARL CARLTON: COMPETITION AIN\’T NOTHIN\’ from \”Competition Ain\’t Nothin\’ b/w Three Way Love\” 45 (Back Beat) 1968 (US)


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