Bo Street Runners – Alladin (1966)
13th Precinct – You Gotta Be Mine / Junk Yard (1967)
Although long thought of as a group from the south, The 13th Precinct was from Sterling, IL which is west of Chicago. They originally were called “The Inspirations” and had an ace 45 on Feature titled “That Girl” which has made it on a few comps. The group also included Michael Murphy who ended up in REO Speedwagon for several of their albums (better ones I might add) before Kevin Kronin stepped in and made them a “hard pop” powerhouse. You can get lots more info on the fantastic website GARAGE HANGOVER.