St. Paul, Minnesota, teen obscuros the Deacons cut three 45s for the local Re-Car label before nailing their slot in the Garage Hall of Fame with a blistering version of the Rolling Stones' "Empty Heart" for the seminal Soma imprint in 1966. In 1998, Sundazed reissued this crunching gem on 7" vinly taken from the original master and with a previously unreleased'sam Cooke cover on the flip!
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Deacons, The - Empty Heart / Bring It On Home To Me 7" Single
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    In 1962, five Johnson High School students on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota, pooled their collective musical talents and formed a band called the Deacons (named after lead singer Jim Reiff, who had acquired the nickname "Deacon" - his father was a minister). In the summer of '65, Jim Reiff had been replaced by singer Earl Pritchard, who had previously toured the country with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars, working with Chuck Berry and Lonnie Mack. Gary Starzecki, Deacon bass player, had...