Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: These Eyes “Soca Hustle”

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One more killer reissue from the Toronto duo who have been flawless with the label’s first seven releases. We’re very excited about #8.

via Invisible City: One of the most mysterious and outsider ‘Soca’ 45s out there by Michael ‘These Eyes’ Timothy. The A-side ‘Let Me Love’ sounds like doo wop recorded with Oluko Imo’s gear. And the B-side ‘Soca Hustle’ sounds like the Residents jamming a Marvin Whoremonger song with Augustus Pablo.

The original 45 is so obscure that even his siblings didn’t know that he made music. And rumour has it that, frustrated by its lack of success, Michael threw most of the copies of the 45 in the valley beside his family’s house in the hills just outside Port Of Spain. One-time pressing of 500 copies.

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