“What will Lucy Do” by Frankie Lee Sims appears on the sampler LP IWP5- This Is Blues.
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
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“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
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“Vengeance” by The Matadors was Sue Record USA’s first hit, and was made in 1957, in the then popular doo wop style of rock and roll.
I have not been able to find any details or photographs of this group, which may have been a local group in New York.
There have been a number of later groups also called The Matadors, this track is not by them.
This track features on the Ensign Sue music cassette “Maximum R&B” ENSUC 3.
Chart position data not available. Thought to be a local rather than a national hit.
Can anyone help, please.
Created 25 September 2016
Johnny Moore LP cover | 45 Cat | johnnydarrow.jpg
Singer John Alfred “Johnny” Moore aka Johnny Darrow was born on December 14, 1934 and died on December 30, 1998. He is most famous for being a lead singer with long running vocal group The Drifters, joining them in the 1950s, and sings on many of their 1960s and 1970s hits. That’s him singing on “Under the boardwalk” with The Drifters, probably his most famous recording.
His career with The Drifters was interrupted by National Service in the late 50s. After he completed national service he recorded solo under the name of Johnny Darrow until he was invited to rejoin The Drifters in 1964. From 1970 he was based in London, where he died.
“Don’t start me talking” was released on Sue music cassette “Maximum R&B” Ensign ENSUC 3. It also appears on the London label LP “The Sue Story” London HAC 8239.
Johnny Moore obituary
Created 20 September 2016