Bill Watkins "Space Love" b/w "Sandman of Love" (Allied, 195?)
Found at a thrift store within a week of my 1992 move to Tucson, I still know pretty much nothing about this record (except that it pops up for sale on line from time to time). When I first played it I thought that the flip ("Sandman of Love") was a listenable enough example of early Doo-Wop and all, but good LORD the A-side ("Space Love") just floored me. Otherwordly and somewhat out of tune, it moves with a lumbering tempo that always manages to lure me into a haze each time I play it. Where the hell are you now Bill Watkins? And who was in "Rosco Porter's Orchestra"?