Saturday, July 31, 2010

Harold Kelling
"Harlem Nocturne"

Harold Kelling
Harlem Nocturne
7" single
(Hib-Tone Records, 1981)

Harold Kelling and Glenn Phillips were the guitar team for Atlanta's answer to Beefheart and Zappa, the Hampton Grease Band, whose sole album, 1971's Music to Eat, I highly recommend. I found this little gem in the local singles bargain bin at a store near my house a year or two ago. Sadly, Harold passed away in 2005; I have no idea if he released other solo records or not.

NOTE: Hib-Tone Records' first release was the debut 45 by R.E.M., a gazillion freakin' years ago.

2 biased opinions:

Biki said...

Cool song! He had real talent! And super thanks for fixing the commenty window thingy!

Anonymous said...

harold was always the one who had the real talent, from a very early age.
of course, he was also crazy as a bedbug, which is what drew him to bruce etc.
but no one in high school every played better ventures covers, beach boys etc. than harold.
also worth remembering that he had some contemporaries on the other side of town who had maybe even more talent but went totally commercial, like barry bailey etc.
a good time was had by all.