Soul Toronados

Soul Toronados

Profile:
Akron, Ohio based hammond-funk band.

Members:
Bobby Heller
Charles Heller
James 'Boots' Smith

Consisted of Charles who played drums and Bobby on Hammond/Organ. They recruited James Crawford as a guitarist but left soon because he couldn't keep up the hard practicing the Heller twins did. They found James 'Boots' Smith and got him into the band.

After some years, Ernest Burt discovered the bands talent and hired them to release Soul Toranodoes* - Go For Yourself / Funky Thang in 1969 on Burt. They recorded The Soul Toranodoes* - Hot Pants Break Down / Boot's Grove a little later. This was released on Magic City recordings, also owned by Burt. In the Mid -70's, they recorded their third release, The Soul Tornado's* - Crazy Legs. But this recording escaped the Magic City vaults for some reason and ended up in the hands of Ernie Malick of the Westwood Record Co. label under dubious circumstances.
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Soul Toronados Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Soul Toranodoes* Go For Yourself / Funky Thang (Single) Burt US 1969 Sell This Version
The Soul Toranodoes* Hot Pants Break Down / Boot's Grove (Single) Magic City US 1971 Sell This Version
B-1017 The Soul Tornado's* Crazy Legs(7") Westwood Record Co. B-1017 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Soul Toronados The Complete Recordings (Comp) Jazzman UK 2005 Sell This Version

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