"Bullets Don't Have Eyes" b/w "In These Very Tender Moments":
"Bullets Don't Have Eyes" b/w "You Make My Life A Sunny Day":
Sometime in the 1960s Hank Mullenâ€™s friend and fellow Buffaloian Carl LaRue, an organ player, traveled with his group (Carl LaRue and His Crew) all the way to Phoenix, Arizona, where heâ€™d secured a steady gig as the house band at the local Zanzibar club. Soon after starting the job, he would invite a young (16yr & 19yr old) vocal duo to perform some of their original songs in front of his band during shows.
Ernest Johnson Jr. and Eddie (Edgar) William Campbell were eager to make it in music and for the next 10 odd years would attempt to do so.
They managed to record and release a handful of singles across varied imprints spread throughout the United States, from South Carolina to Chicago, from New York to Phoenix. One of their singles, â€œTime Waits for No Oneâ€ hit #1 on New Yorkâ€™s WWRL, which subsequently landed on the bill at the Apollo, appearing alongside soul heavyweightâ€™s Gene Chandler, Wilson Pickett, and the Temptations. Through ups and downs, none of their pairâ€™s recordings ever served to catapult them to greater fame and sadly in the early 70â€™s, Eddieâ€™s premature death would close the door on their partnership.
One of the duoâ€™s last recordings, â€œBullets Donâ€™t Have Eyesâ€ was never released at the time of its creation in 1972. The 45 was eventually released on Daptone imprint Ever-Soul in 2009.
There are two versions of the 45 available in the Super Soul Super Store. One with the b-side "In These Very Tender Moments" and another 45 which features a different b-side, "You Make My Life A Sunny Day," which is exclusively available in our shop.
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