The Young Disciples & Co.

The first YoDi singles were slated for the Primes and Primettes, but in a nod to modern brand marketing, the sides were credited to the Young Disciples Co. Larry Williams, calls himself, and the Disciples out, stealing the lead on “Crumbs From The Table.” Both Primes and Primettes turn in gorgeous harmony backing vocals on the flip, “Girls, Girls, Girls.” The pipes on the chunky “Bang Bang Bang” also belong to the Primettes, with the party track contributed by whoever happened to be hanging around the studio. Recorded at St. Louisan Oliver Sain’s Gateway Studios and issued on its custom imprint, these two yellow-labeled singles were only the blueprint for YoDi issues to come.

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