Tommy Wills Night Train b/w Honky Tonk II 45 (Air Town, 1966)
Though not a terribly difficult record to find, Tommy Will's Night Train is great little dance hall smoker. Existing in the very fertile valley that lives between jazz and R&B (see Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces, etc.), both songs on this 45 have a strong groove and a really warm low end that propels the songs. Top that with Tommy Wills ("Man with a Horn") scattering notes and a bunch of cats making party sounds (says "Recorded Live Discotheque Go Go Sound" on the label), and this is a winner of a single. Not much is known about Tommy Wills, though the label, Air Town, proudly proclaims that "The New Soul Sound" comes from Dayton, Ohio.