By the mid-'90s, East LA's Thee Midniters had kinda been forgotten, even by the garage nerds, till they were reintroduced via Cyrpt's Teenage Shutdown series; in fact, their "Jump, Jive, And Harmonize" kicked that series off, BIG TIME. GOD-DAMN, that jam is fucking HUGE! Anyway, Thee Miditers were prolific as a mofo, four albums and more than 20 45s, and were all over the map stylistically. They played rock, soul, and pop. Uh, "pop" like POP standards, à la "Strangers In The Night." Which to garage nerds is square as fuck, but at the time there was a pressure to be legit and adult, super-club style. And that, y'all, is why there are them lame Mowtown/Tamla pop standards albums. The band routinely turned in versions of solid soul sides, they killed, DEAD, Baby Washington's "It'll Never Be Over For Me," lowrider group sounds like "Are You Angry," and dished out a pounding with, now a Northern Soul classic, "You're Gonna Make Me Cry." At the time, outside of East LA, they were best known for their versions of "Land Of 1000 Dances" and better yet, "Whittier Blvd." Man, what a groover. Thee Midniters are still active today and you can find a couple Best Of compilations also, if you go lookin'.