(Prince LaLa -publicity shot in 1962 - and you thought musicians were a bit quirky now . . . . )
It occurred to me that I've been spending a little too much time of late over at MySpace and not enough time digging through my own vaults for music you may have missed out on the first time around. Music that wound up influencing a lot of musicians throughout the world just by its sheer originality and audacity.
One of those artists came by way of New Orleans. Prince LaLa recorded precious little before his untimely death in 1963 at the age of 27 from a drug overdose. I'm sure we could go into overtime with "might have been" scenarios on, not only him, but a lot of musicians of the time who met premature deaths at the hands of "accidents", and Prince LaLa was no different.
This was his first single, She Put The Hurt On Me. It's presented here for the first time in honest-to-god STEREO, so that should cause a few fans to hyperventilate. Even if it was in mono off a scratchy 45, it would still be pretty sensational.
And a nice way to kick the week off.