Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jimmy Lewis and the Checkers

Artist: Jimmy Lewis and the Checkers
LP: Yeah, Right
Song: "Dance With You"
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Song: "I Think We're Alone Now"
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According to the Power Pop Criminals blog, Jimmy Lewis and the Checkers are originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, though their fan club was based in Los Altos, California when this record was released in 1980. You can read a little about the group and find out what they have in common with the Dwight Twilley Band on the aforementioned Power Pop blog here. Photos and credits from the back of the LP are included below; both tracks posted here are from side two. Tune in tomorrow if you want to hear the songs—I dropped my car at the shop way too early this morning on my way to work and accidentally left the mp3s at home.


dj trish said...

Im sure many of your readers including myself are curious about how you pick and choose the old obscure albums you get.Do you listen to them before buying them ?

Alex said...

aww, you're sweet to pretend that I have "readers." :) I listen before buying whenever I can. When I can't, I'll still take a chance if the cover and/or credits are neat enough and the price is low, like at a thrift store.