Sunday, October 17, 2004

 

Flash Record Shop (Los Angeles) best sellers: 1964

A listener to the Steve Propes 45s Show was a counterman at the legendary Flash Records Shop in L.A. during the mid-1960s and joins us for some personal commentary. When he chooses to be identified, I'll I.D. the guy.

The are the best sellers that come to his mind for the calendar year 1964:
20-75 Willie Mitchell
Mixed up, shook up girl - Patty & Emblems
Come out tonight - Tony Lamar
Something you got - Alvin Robinson (we had Chris Kenner & Ray Charles version too,
but I can't remember anybody asking for them)
Selfish one - Jackie Ross
I can't stand it - Soul Sisters
Get my hands oh some lovin' Artistics
Hi heel sneakers - Tommy Tucker
You don't love me - Tommy Raye
Don't answer the door - Jimmy Johnson
Lie - Don Julian/Meadowlarks
Rock me baby - B.B. King
The jerk/Forget me - Larks
The Phillie - M-M & The Peanuts
Open up your eyes M-M & The Peanuts
My girl Sloopy - Vibrations
How glad I am - Nancy Wilson
Funny - Joe Hinton
Steal away - Jimmy hughes
Out of sight - James brown
I had a talk with my man - Mitty Collier
I wanna be loved/Thread your needle - Dean & Jean
Just be true - Gene Chandler
I'm so proud - Impressions
Keep on pushing Impressions
...and in early 1965...Land of 1,000 dances - Thee Midniters/Cannibal & The Headhunters
I honestly don't know which one we sold the most of. Lots, & lots of both. Sometimes , "Land of 1,000 dances" would be spinning on all 4 of Daisy's turntables (one would be about 5 seconds behind the other. I don't know why we didn't turn off 3 of them, and pump up the volume on the one that was left. The same thing happened at the beginning of the year, "The way you do the things you do", spinning on all 4 turntables a few seconds behind each other.

Comments:
Flash Records Jefferson and Wesrtern Blvd. 1940's through the 60's Owner's Dasiy Mae Reynolds and Charlie Reynolds
 
THESE ARE TWO OF THE GREATEST RECORDS STORES IN LA. I DELIVERED INCENSE WITH MY FATHER IN THE EARLY SEVENTYS AND LORD AND BEHOLD WE MET THE ROLLING STONES FIRST AND DAISYS STORE AND THEN AT THE HUBBYS STORE. WE WENT FROM ONE STORE TO THE OTHER AND SO DID THEY. PRETTY COOL.SURE DO MISS STORES LIKE THAT AND THE PEOPLE.
 
THESE ARE TWO OF THE GREATEST RECORDS STORES IN LA. I DELIVERED INCENSE WITH MY FATHER IN THE EARLY SEVENTYS AND LORD AND BEHOLD WE MET THE ROLLING STONES FIRST AND DAISYS STORE AND THEN AT THE HUBBYS STORE. WE WENT FROM ONE STORE TO THE OTHER AND SO DID THEY. PRETTY COOL.SURE DO MISS STORES LIKE THAT AND THE PEOPLE.
 
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