Little Buck – Little Boy Blue / Everybody’s Love
New Orleans based label Seven B is definitely something of a mixed bag & can usually be categorised as 45s Eddie Bo was involved with & ones that he had no part of. Finding 45s on this label will either land you with unbearably cheesy country, slightly more tolerable piano instrumentals or some of the best soul & funk sounds ever. Many of the best 45s on the label had a helping hand from Eddie Bo & one of these Little Buck tracks (“Little Boy Blue”) recycles the same backing track as Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham’s “Lover & A Friend”. Despite the undeniable quality of Little Buck’s two 45s for the Seven B label he released little else under his own name at the time (there is a rumored 3rd Little Buck 45 on the label so if someone actually owns one with “Hurt In My Heart”/”True Love So Rare” on it speak up). Little Buck seems to have got his start with Huey Smith’s Clowns where he is featured on their “You Got Too” & “Coo Coo Over You” 45s on Instant which are well worth hearing too. Enjoy these two great examples of early 70s NO funk.