West Coast singer Carlson Oliver had a couple of 45s on Walter Douglas’ eponymous label in the early 60s. All four issued sides were in that lovely LA soul blues style that I love so much. Oliver was blessed with a super tenor voice and his bursts of falsetto singing were electrifying. Although the gentle “Is It Wrong Is It Right” has a lot going for it, Oliver’s other 45 is the better one. The fine “Tonight Is Yours” features a typically careful Ray Shanklin arrangement but for me the pick of his tracks is Change Your Mind a slow blues of considerable power – a perfect vehicle for his vocal talents.
Tonight is yours / Change your mind ~ DOUGLAS 902 (1962/3)
That’s all right / Is it wrong is it right ~ DOUGLAS 1103/4 (1962/3)