Heatwave recorded, 'Sister Simon (Funny Man)' b/w 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)' on Penny Farthing Records and released PEN 738 on 16th October 1970.
Both songs were written and produced by John Edward for Instant Sound Productions, the A-side, received frequent BBC Radio airplay while 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)', the funky B-side, is still popular in London and Tokyo clubs today.
In addition to a solid dance beat and tight vocal harmonies, the group was also known for its pyrotechnic display (fire-eating by Martin).
Doris Troy with Maggie Stredder, Gloria George and Marian Davis (The Ladybirds) sang back-up vocals.
Heatwave ... note the brick [20 rows above The Beatles] in the Cavern Club Wall of Fame : http://words-and-music.webstarts.com/heatwave.html
Heatwave @ Bandcamp : http://www.the-heatwave.bandcamp.com
Heatwave on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHeatwave1970
25th January 2012, Paul Stiles played both sides of the single on his Radio Seagull Midweek Madness show.