Very rare Joan Adams (featuring The Late Al Corley On Tenor Sax) 7" 45 RPM vinyl from Boola-Boola Records.
Take special note on the catalog number from this record,WH 2382 / WH 2383.
Boola-Boola has another record with almost the same catalog number, X2382 for the group "The Natural Four"
I was able to track down Joan Adams former manager and get some details behind this record.
Joan Adams recorded this song approx.1969. She was secured an audition with Count Basie's orchestra and she was offered a job with the band. However, due to personal reasons she was unable to accept. She recorded six songs on reel to reel tape at Sierra Sound Studios in the '60s. Plans were to maybe one day release those six songs in a "special edition" set.The six songs were never released. They were destroyed in a California fire during "Oakland firestorm of 1991"
Memory can be hard to recollect at time,after all,it has be approx. 47 year ago when this record was made.It is believed that Willie Hoskins reasons behind the catalog numbers were so close the same was because it might have been at the time that when Joan Adams recorded this song,Willie Hoskins was considering "The Natural Four" to do their version of this song.
However,since Joan Adams left and did not do anymore recording,it was just on the back burner and apparently forgotten bout..
(That's how it is remembered)
This record does have a BB sized drill hole in the label. It is believed this was going to be considered a "promo"
Al Corley was James Brown sax player.James Brown's band were in San Francisco around this time and Al Corley met and fell in love with a girl there.He stayed behind for a little while and ended up playing sax on this record for Joan Adams.
I never really got any details on why the label states "The Late Al Corley"
The music is a mix of Bay Side Soul and Jazz.
- Record Company – Boola-Boola Records