Known as ''The White Knight of Soul,'' Wayne Cochran was flamboyant in both voice and attire! Crowned by a swooping white pompadour, he held back nothing on stage - Wayne's performance style was very reminiscent of fellow Georgia native Little Richard. Like Richard, music led Cochran to his current career as a minister. Anyone who's ever witnessed a fire-and-brimstone southern gospel service can see the connection between gospel's passion and r&b's groove.
Issued by Chess Records in 1967, Wayne Cochran! captured the outrageous energy of his live show within the grooves. This explosive collection proved that Cochran deserved to share the label home of r&b greats like Etta James, Howling' Wolf and Muddy Waters. With simple and direct cover artwork, the album stood in stark relief against the sea of day-glo, psychedelic imagery of the day. To put it another way, the cover art clearly conveyed that this album was all killer, no filler. Sourced from the Chess masters, Sundazed has now proudly prepared a righteous reissue of this album in glorious mono - a guaranteed 180gms of concentrated sweat n' soul!