Lafayette, LA

They released two 45s on Roland “Rocky” Robin's N-Joy label in a more conventional r&b style. The first is this fine cover of Jessie Hill's "Ooh Pooh Pah Doo" with the ballad "Does Someone Care (for Me)" on the flip.

(courtesy garagehangover)

From Bryan Babineaux:

My Uncle was Billy John (Billy Babineaux and along with my Dad, Bobby, started playing music in the late 50s and eventually stopped in the late 70s. My uncle wrote a lot songs for the band and other performers dreaming someday of making it big. Unfortunately, this never happened and Uncle Bill stuck to his "day job" in the oil industry. Sadly, Uncle Bill passed away in 2002 due to cancer and never had a chance to see his dreams fulfilled. Fast forward to 2011 and his son gets a call out of the blue from a music royalty company trying to find Uncle Bill. Incredibly, Robert Plant covered a song they wrote in 1965 titled "Can't buy my love" and is on his latest album titled "Band of Joy".

Robert Plant

Band of Joy

Thanks for the pics and info, Bryan


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