Listen – The Twilighters – Knock On Wood – MP3
I hope everyone had a satisfactory weekend.
It’s cold and gray here in NJ and everyone is in the depths of the post-Holiday doldrums, waiting for the clouds to part, the air to lose its bite and the warmth – both literal and figurative – to return to life.
The tune I bring you today arrives via a 45 I picked up at the Allentown show some years ago (pre portable). It looked interesting, small obscure label, soul cover etc, and was quite inexpensive, so I forked over the dough, added it to my stack and returned to the car for the long, boring ride back to the Jersey Shore.
When I got home I slapped it on the turntable and was both surprised and satisfied that what I had picked up was not obscure soul, but rather a nice, spirited garagey cover of Eddie Floyd’s ‘Knock On Wood’.
In the years since I haven’t been able to track down any info on the Twilighters, nor have I seen anything else on the Peb label.
I have a vague recollection of someone telling me that Peb was a Northeast Pennsylvania label, and that the Twilighters were local to the region, but I haven’t been able to confirm it. I suspect it may be true, and that someone got their hands on a box of these 45s (disseminating them at record shows) because I’ve seen several of them for sale and the price never runs very high.
I like the sound of the record. If the drums are a touch sedate, the combo organ is wailing, the vocal is fairly good, and the production is very clean as these things go.
If anyone has the scoop on the Twilighters, drop us a line.
I’ll be back later in the week with a fave.