Friday, December 14, 2012

The Soul Corner - The Fantastic Johnny C, "Boogaloo Down Broadway"


If you are going to be a one hit wonder, make it good, and while you are at it, have a memorably awesome name.
And The Fantastic Johnny C and his 1967 classic "Boogaloo Down Broadway" certainly fit the bill.

Johnny Corley was working in Philadelphia and singing in church when he got discovered by local producer Jesse James, who recruited him to record "Boogaloo Down Broadway".  Reportedly, James  played the resulting unreleased recording for a friend of his who said, "Oh man, that's fantastic. What are you going to call this guy?"

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