THE FLOWER POWER - 'Mississippi Delta' / 'Bye Bye Baby' (Tune-Kel 611) 1968
Quite how The Flower Power ended up on New Orleans based label Tune-Kel is unknown. This record label were better known for releasing soul and R'N'B. Perhaps they wanted a slice of the emerging psychedelic action.
This release was The Flower Power's second 45 on Tune-Kel and is a P. Saint-John composed groover made popular by Bobby Gentry. 'Mississippi Delta' is a fuzzy blast with a strong lead vocal from Sandi Craig all wrapped up with throbbing bass lines and swirling organ. It's surprisingly never been compiled before!
The flip 'Bye Bye Baby', another P. Saint John composition is hippie rock with a Lovin' Spoonful vibe.
The Flower Power discography:
'You Make Me Fly' / 'Sunshine Day' (Tune-Kel 608) 1968
'Mississippi Delta' / 'Bye Bye Baby' (Tune-Kel 611) 1968
'Trivialities' / Mt. Olympus' (Tune-Kel 612) 1968
'Don't Burn My Wings' / 'Sailing Around The Sun' (Tune-Kel 613) 1969
'Stop! Check It' / 'Orange Skies' (Tune-Kel 614) 1969
originally posted March 2008