Blanche Blackwell

Sue Records UK is sad to learn of the passing of Blanche Blackwell, who was the mother of Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, of which Sue Records UK was of course a subsidiary.

Sue Records UK sends condolences.

Blanche Blackwell, born 9 December 1912, died 8 August 2017.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/blanche-blackwell-mistress-and-muse-of-james-bonds-creator-a7893731.html

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Frankie Lee Sims – What will Lucy Do

“What will Lucy Do” by Frankie Lee Sims appears on the sampler LP IWP 5 – This Is Blues, and on ILP 919 – Various Artists – Pure Blues Volume 1.

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Frankie Lee Sims

Frankie Lee Sims was born on April 30, 1917, in New Orleans, Louisiana and died on May 10, 1970. After four years in the US marines he returned to his music with renewed focus and by the late 1940s had established himself in the Dallas blues scene. He was a cousin of Lightning Hopkins, and is now seen as an important figure in postwar Texas country blues.

This recording was a regional hit in 1957.

Data record created 4 June 2017

Irish Times – Frankie Lee Sims

Correspondence and corrections

I would like to apologise for a delay in dealing with some correspondence and corrections which have been received while I have been concentrating on updating the Chess Records website. Thank you to everyone for their help in adding information and identifying errors.

Best wishes, and thanks for continuing to support Sue Records UK.

Paul

Gene Chandler – Rainbow

“Rainbow” by Gene Chandler was released in the UK on Sue LP ILP 934 “Soul 66”.

Thank you to Mike Atherton for his help in correcting this track listing.

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American singer, songwriter, talent scout, music producer and record label executive Eugene Drake Dixon, known as “Gene Chandler” or “The Duke of Earl” was born on July 6, 1937 and is nicknamed “The Duke of Earl” or simply “The Duke”.

Gene is a Grammy Hall Of Fame inductee and a winner of both the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers’ (NATRA) “Producer of the Year” Award and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award.

He is one of the few artistes to have enjoyed success spanning the doo-wop, rhythm and blues, soul, and disco musical eras, with some 40 Pop and R&B chart hits between 1961 and 1986. On August 24, 2014, Chandler was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame.

“Rainbow” was released in 1962 and reached US Pop No 47 and R&B No 11.

Data record created 14 May 2017

Updated…

Although largely complete now, the site has been updated with missing videos for singles being replaced where now available.

Singles

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Paul