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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Singles & EPs

4000 Soul Toronados - Go For Yourself / Funky Thang album art Soul Toranodoes* Go For Yourself / Funky Thang (Single) Burt 4000 US 1969 Sell This Version
B-1017 Soul Toronados - Crazy Legs album art The Soul Tornado's* Crazy Legs(7") Westwood Record Co. B-1017 US 1970 Sell This Version
MC 014 Soul Toronados - Hot Pants Break Down / Boot's Grove album art The Soul Toranodoes* Hot Pants Break Down / Boot's Grove (Single) Magic City MC 014 US 1971 Sell This Version

Compilations

JMAN.039 Soul Toronados - The Complete Recordings album art Soul Toronados The Complete Recordings (Comp) Jazzman JMAN.039 UK 2005 Sell This Version