The Rockin Guys
Merlin Bee & Lonnie Carr Am I Asking to Much b/w The Rockin Guys 45 (Razorback, 1963)
I don't know anything about either Merlin Bee or Lonnie Carr other than Merlin put out a handful of records on the Razorback Records of Arkansas label in the 1960s. I assume that most of them fit in the netherworld that sits between rockabilly and 60's garage, which is a might fine place to sit. I've been pretty lucky on scoring records on Razorback and by lucky I mean both finding them cheap and them being good. Of course, you can't miss with Sonny Burgess and Razorback's house band The Pacers made a handful of good singles. It is definitely a label to keep an ear out for (and I think has a CD collection of their stuff available - though not this single).
I like this record for a number of reasons. The duel vocals and teen dance sound are certainly pluses, but the big draw for me is that "The Rockin Guys" is not only the duo's theme song, but it is full of regional pride!
'The rockin' guys' remember me the melody of "Rockin' lady". Is possible a parody of it?
"They call me rockin' lady from New Orleans..."