A television journalist gives up a career in broadcasting to open a record store that thrives on its diversity
By any reckoning, Sun 207 by the Prisonaires is a mysterious record. There are at least two good reasons for all that mystery. First, try to find a copy. There were probably fewer than 500 copies originally pressed, and by now, you’re competing with both doo-wop afficianados and Sun collectors.
“The Closer You Are” certainly was The Channels’ best-selling record, but, according to Billboard, the record never officially was a hit. You’ll find titles on the Billboard charts by the Chantels, the Chanters and the Chantays. But no Channels.
Farewell to Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes, country singer Molly Bee, jazz singer Blossom Dearie, punk rocker Lux Interior and steel guitarist Tom Brumley.
With patience and luck, it’s a breeze to find overlooked jazz LPs for a song.
Lotus is on the road to support its new studio album, Hammerstrike.