Our Motown Heritage (Part 40)
Blueberry Jam With Your Toast

by Robert Dennis

Motown Heritage Club member, Muruga Booker, got his first hit with the help of Motown at age 15.

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When I was just beginning High School, as a student, I would have Blueberry Jam with my toast.  Well I wanted Blueberry Jam - but I was stuck with grape.  But on the radio, the DJ would offer Blueberry Jam for your toast as he introduced a local hit record by a local rock group, The Low Rocks.

It came out at the time that the Motown acts were just establishing themselves and it was promoted by Motown's promo rep, Gordon Prince. The tune that they recorded for release was a rock instrumental version of the Fat's Domino's big hit, Blueberry Hill.

The Drummer for the Low Rocks was Muruga Booker, who spoke at an RID class recently about his first hit record.

Go here to listen to Muruga on the Blueberry Jam release
1.7 MB MP3 File - on dial-up: right click and "save target as" to download

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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