Mr Soul by Bud Harper begate: What Happened To Yesterday: by Mr Soul and just maybe most likely Mr Soul copied Al Scott’s WHAT HAPPENED TO YESTERDAY and then there is Bobo Mr Soul with Hitch-hike To Heartbreak Road and all these Mister Souls were influenced by the original Mr Soul known as Bobo: a slick dude from New York in the late 50’s:
Anyhow for us Soul Mods in the sixties at the Twisted Wheel Mr Soul was Bud Harper’s Mr Soul and a few other 45’s expressed our attitude as arrogant elitist Mods; cool dressers and dancers: Cool Jerk by The Capitals, Good Time Charlie from Bobby Bland and not as popular and less well remembered: Dr Horse on a Fire label import which praises the style of Bobo, a New York style character, who must have been a real life person; maybe the name Bobo originates from it? And got known as Mr Soul: AKA Jack, That Cat Was Clean a monologue, one of the very first if not THE first Rapper – from 1958 that Roger the Wheel DJ had as a prized possession, but it was not a dance record so only got played at late and early mid-week sessions.
A Belgium website is named JACK THAT CAT WAS CLEAN and has an interview with Roger Eagle.
Another singer who sang about this style of things was Bobby Bland’s: Good Time Charlie – The Playboy With A Whole Lotta SOUL! And you can bet that this was played originaly by Roger Eagle at the Wheel: who was working his groove bag on this one: till the grooves wore out at The Twisted Wheel and later on at The Blue Note Clubs in Manchester in the 60T’s.