Listen – Marve and the Tinnon Brothers – I’m a Loser – MP3
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The tune I bring you today is something I picked up at a record show years ago, and despite much effort on my part has resisted further discovery.
By that I mean, that no amount of creative Googling has turned up anything of substance on Marve and the Tinnon Brothers. I have seen references that indicate that M.O.C. records was a subsidiary of the storied Hi label, but aside from that, nothing.
I originally picked up this 45 in the hopes that it might be funky, on account of the fact that I already had a copy of Seleno Clarke’s Hammond funker ‘Soulful Drop’ in my record box, but when I got the 45 home, what I actually heard emitting from the grooves was what sounded like a longhaired white band, a la Creedence or one of their ilk getting down in the style of so many bands after the decline of the garage punk years. There’s a bluesy edge, a little choogling (apologies to Mr. Fogerty), some harmonica, some guitar that sounds like it’s being piped through a Leslie speaker and lots of hearty, he-man vocals (I actually dig the singer a lot), but little else to indicate who these people were.
I did find a discography for the M.O.C. label, which ran from 1962 into the early 70s, but I’ll be damned if I recognize any of the artists.
If anyone knows something about Marve, the Tinnon Brothers or both, please to drop me a line.