Soul Sundays – Darondo

This guy. Quite the voice, quite the life. Started playing guitar at age 8, became a member of the house band for teen club Lucky 13 in Berkeley before signing to a small independent label in 1970. They released a couple singles that did okay locally before releasing a third to little fanfare. So he went and became a pimp for the rest of the 70’s. As you do. Pimpin ain’t easy, so in the 80’s he got himself on public television with an after hours show and a childrens show. Now a physical therapist in Berkeley , the Luv ‘N Haight label dug up those singles along with some other tracks recorded back in the day and released ‘Let My People Go’ in 2006, much to the delight of soul lovers and record crate diggers everywhere. He has played shows as late as 2011, though I’m not sure if he’s back to being a full time musician or not. Good stuff.

 

 

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