The Messengers were originally formed as a high school garage band from Minnesota. They reformed in Milwaukee at Marquette University and re-located to Detroit after college and signed with Motown. During that time they toured with The Supremes. ‘Window Shopping’ broke into the top 100 on the charts. Not bad for a High School Garage Rock band!
This is the original version of California Soul, a funk-soul tune written by Ashford & Simpson, issued originally as the B-side to ‘Window Shopping’ in 1967 under the Motown group of labels.