Sunday, January 31, 2010
It's Got To Be Mellow Leon Haywood
Leon Haywood-It's Got To Be Mellow / Cornbread and Buttermilk on Decca 32164 outstanding 2 sider recorded in 1967. Born in Houston Texas 1941 Haywood's style is soul & funk his vocals sounds some what like Marvin Gaye. He recorded with the likes of Big Jay McNeely and Backed Sam Cooke on the road for a while. In The 1990's produced for Jimmy McCracklin and others on his own label EveJim records. His greatest influences were Sam Cooke and Guitar Slim. As you can see my copy has seen better days it still plays well for the condition. I was looking on ebay and came across several for sale, here is one reason I don't buy from ebay. A seller from Norway sold a copy for $5.00 and the postage was $25.00 to send to the U.S. the buyer was not pleased and negative feedback was placed by both buyer and seller. Anyway this 45 is well worth grabbing up if you see it...................Happy Hunting.