The Huns were a popular local band from Concord, North Carolina. The members included Bill Turner on guitar and vocals (who also wrote this song), Bill Towery on keyboards, Terry Lacefield on guitar, Dean Coley on bass (whose father managed the group), and Johnny Reece on drums. Both sides of this single are excellent. This song, called You Know, was actually the flip side of the single:
They recorded this single in 1966 in the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, the same place where James Brown recorded Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag. The record was released on Pyramid 6646, and a clean copy is worth a few hundred bucks to collectors today!
The top side of this single features a song called Shakedown, which the Huns allegedly stole from another local band called the Tamrons!
According to Keith Stacy, bass player for the Tamrons, the band was practicing one day at the home of lead guitarist Lloyd Pettus and his brother Ted who played drums for the band. The Huns came over to watch and heard them do an original song they called Genie. The Huns must have really loved that song because they rushed into the studio and recorded it first, changing the name to Shakedown. Needless to say, the members of the Tamrons were pissed! They stormed over to (Huns bass player) Dean Coley’s place and stood outside calling the guys out for a street fight!
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