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Marga Benitez - Geechie Goomie
7" Vinyl
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Marga Benitez

Geechie Goomie

Jukebox Jam Series

Released: 14th June 2010 | 2 track classic r&b single
It's our 7th release on the Jukebox Jam label, so we thought it was about time to throw you a curve ball with something truly interesting and unique. Back to back on one 45 are the 2 best sides from the 2 super hard to find singles accredited to the mysterious Marga Benitez, a calypso singing 'exotic dancer' originally from the Caribbean who first made her way to a studio in 1954 with vocal group the Mello Tones. The label artwork for this reissue, incidentally, features an illustration of the lady herself, in full shake 'n' maraca mode! The top side here features the potent and intoxicating concoction that is 'Geechie Goomie', a record unlike any other we've ever heard like of. The slinky, seductive tones of Ms Benitez and her whacked out lyrics sit alongside an almost clunky exotic piano-led accompaniment and some oddly sinister backing vocals from the Mello-Tones to create a wonderful record which was perhaps always destined to find its audience in another time and place. The B-side features the prize of the earlier session for Decca Records, 'Wino's on Parade', a curious one-off oddity which should definitely appeal further to fans of the weird and wonderful with its unique blend of calypso vocals, quirky story-telling lyrics and doo-wop backing vox. Both singles dually flopped on original release and whilst 'Geechie Goomie' has had a small but dedicated following on the Belgian popcorn scene for a while, we anticipate that with this limited run 45rpm reissue the time and place for Marga Benitez's indisputably unique charms has finally arrived! !!! Limited Run - only 500 copies pressed !!!