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IWP 5 – This is Blues

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Track listing: Homesick James – Crossroads | J. B. Lenoir – I Sing Um The Way I Feel | Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too | Buster Brown – Doctor Brown | Sonny Boy Williamson – No Nights By Myself | Willie Mae Thornton – Tom Cat | Freddy King – Driving Sideways | Lowell Fulsom – Talking Woman Blues | Lightnin’ Hopkins – Wonder What Is Wrong With Me | Frankie Lee Sims – What Will Lucy Do | Otis Rush – I Can’t Quit You Baby | Junior Wells – Prison Bars All Around Me | Sammy Myers – Sleeping In The Ground | Tarheel Slim – Number nine Train.

Track listing kindly provided by Greg

Tracks selected from UK Sue LPs and compiled by Guy Stevens; this album was issued with Island labels.

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Created 12 October 2016

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The Matadors – Vengeance will be mine

“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 Darrow -Don’t start me talking

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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

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Sonny Bono

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Songwriter, record producer, singer, session musician and politician Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono was born on February 16, 1935 and died on January 5, 1998. He came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny and Cher.

He was mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992, and congressman for California’s 44th district from 1995 until his death in 1998 – he was influential in improving copyright laws and the United States Federal Copyright Term Extension Act, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, is now commonly known as the Sonny Bono Act.

Sonny Bono is of interest to Sue UK readers for his production of “Soul Motion” by his long time friends Don and Dewey, which was released on Sue WI 4032.

Sonny Bono obituary, The Independent

Created 4 September 2016

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Larry Fallon

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Larry Fallon’s real name is thought to have been Lawrence Freaso. Born in 1925, Mr Fallon died on June 2, 2005. He was a composer, arranger and record producer. He is of interest for his production of The Jaybirds’ Somebody help me which was issued on Sue WI 4013, and he was also involved in recording “Incense” by The Anglos which was not originally issued on UK Sue but did find its way on to the “This is Sue” sampler LP.

Created 30 August 2016

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