If you’re solely interested in sonic fidelity you can find a much cleaner version of this track, but in terms of sheer atmosphere this old vinyl rip has it in spades. Cut in the late fifties “This Is The Night” finds Billy Storm fronting the Valiants—doo wop, slightly surreal and old L.A.
Elsewhere: Speaking of old doo wop, the following tale is required reading/listening for those with a sense of history and/or record collecting. It’s the story of the Five Sharps version of “Stormy Weather” that involves everything from to lost 78s and 45s to the Korean war.
MP3: Billy Storm and the Valiants :: This Is The Night