GIL BERNAL - THE DOGS/ JAMES - LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES & NORTHERN SOUL STOMPER
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A-SIDE = SOUGHT AFTER RHYTHM & BLUES / NORTHERN SOUL DANCER
B-SIDE = RHYTHM & BLUES / SOUL MOVER GROOVER
Bornand bred in the LA melting pot of Watts, Gil Bernal was a highly decorated and hugely prolific saxophonist who performed and recorded throughout the ’50s with the crème de la crème of the cities R&B talent. Signed up with Leiber & Stoller’s Spark records, Gil also featured on some of that writing team’s biggest and most influential hits - playing the riffs and solo’s on songs such as the Coasters ‘Youngblood’ and ‘Down In Mexico’ amongst many others. Through the ’60s, Gil figured with the Lionel Hampton orchestra and continued to undertake notable session work and gig locally throughout his life.
As a solo artist, Gil ’s catalogue is much slimmer than his featured credits, but is marked by some pretty unique and impressive offerings. None less than this super rare record originally recorded for Bumps Blackwell’s own label and released locally in LA. A beat-heavy, jazzy number, with socially conscious lyrics delivered in a swinging style, this is ripe for the dance floor, making it no surprise that the record has steadily grown in notoriety