Family Groove Records pairs these solid classics by The Pretenders back to back on 7” vinyl. Whether it be the roaring Funk bass-line intro of It’s Everything About You or the Sultry Jazz vocals of Madam Pat Tandy on Just Be Yourself that suits you. It’s no wonder the original Carnival label pressings of both tunes are in big demand.
The Carnival Records label began in 1962 by Joe Evans, who was an Alto Saxophonist that played with the heaviest of heavies; Coleman Hawkins, Etta Hones, Fats Navaro, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Hank Jones, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Jay McShann, Charlie Parker.
Carnival’s roster included The Manhattans, The Cymbals, The Lovettes, Kenneth Ruffin, The Turner Brothers, Leon & The Metronomes, The Pretenders & others.