So there’s been this thing going around social media where DJs post 10 records from their collection over 10 days. Krister was recently asked to do it, but we hate social media and what’s the point if you can’t tell a story.

Day 3

Lydia Marcelle – The Girl He Needs

Here’s another classic from the Girls In the Garage compilation, from volume one indeed. While Marcelle had a few records that have made it on the northern scene, this b-side lacks the punch in the recording to suit a dance floor. I do love the guitars and the vocals though. Lydia Marcelle recorded in New Orleans, for the Manhattan label. The top side “Come On and Get It” is enjoyable too.

Her next single for the label however, “It’s Not Like You” has become a collectable and has even been booted. Her rarest release was the preceding “Another Kind of Fellow” from 1966. Actually intended as her first release on Atco in 1965, the a-side was replaced by “Everybody Dance”. It eventually came out on the UK branch of Sue. Apparently there was a US release on Nola as well, also in 1966. But this is not even on discogs, so must have been withdrawn

Marcelle passed away in 2015.


“Birthday Suit” was used in the film “Albert Peckingpaw’s Revenge” (the swimming hole scene). It’s on the soundtrack LP.

I am the composer of I’ve Never Been Hurt Like This Before and I and Wardell Querzegue wrote Don’t Make Me Wait in 1965. This was one of Lydia first recordings. She was a sweet lovely girl very talented

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