Oscar Harris And The Twinkle Stars – Wientie Groove

Oscar Harris - Wientie Groove

What I have for you today is a record that is the most recent addition to my collection. I have been eyeing this for a while but for one reason or another I never got round to buying one. It’s not especially expensive or that hard to come by but I guess it isn’t all that well-known.

Unsurprisingly there’s not a lot I can say about this track. It was released in the Netherlands in 1970 on the Blue Elephant label, a label that I have quite a few other releases on including Ray Barretto. The Oscar Harris in question was from Surinam (this is the first and I guess, only artist I’ll feature from Surinam!) There’s a reference to James Brown as well as some rather cheesy lyrics but the song opens up with a nice drum break and great horns. The b-side is more of an instrumental track and arguably a bit funkier but if you ever get round to buying the 45 you’ll have 2 great tracks to choose from. That’s your lot – enjoy the track!

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