Soul Sisters, Loop de loop/Long gone

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Thresia Cleveland and Ann Gissendanner, The Soul Sisters’ “Loop de loop” was scheduled for release on Sue WI 336 in 1964, but it is thought that the record was never marketed.

US No 107 Pop.

The Soul Sisters | Dediscos | 14629

The Sue Records Story, BSN Publications

Updated 30 July 2016

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Elmore James and the Broom Dusters: Dust my blues/Happy home

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Famed American band leader and singer Elmore James was born on January 27, 1918 and died on May 24, 1963. This recording, originally on the Flair label, was released on UK Sue WI 335. On the UK label it is credited to Kent Records. In his lifetime James was noted for his stirring delivery and loud amplification, the latter facet was not lost on other blues men, including Buddy Guy.

Chart position data not available.

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Updated 30 July 2016

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Don and Dewey, Soul Motion/Stretching Out

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Don and Dewey were Don Bowman (Sugarcane Harris) and Dewey Terry. Don Bowman was born on June 18, 1938 and died on November 27, 1999; Johnny Otis gave him the Sugarcane nickname. Dewey Terry was born on July 17, 1937 and died on May 11, 2003. Soul Motion was produced by the late Sonny Bono and was released on Sue WI 4032 in 1967. As well as recording, they were well known song writers, having written the pop hit “I’m leaving it up to you” which was recorded by Dale and Grace.

Did not chart.

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Article about Dewey Terry

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Updated 4 September 2016

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The Manhattans, I wanna be your everything/Searching for my baby

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The Manhattans are a top soul vocal group whose career has spanned over forty years. I wanna be your everything, which was recorded in 1965 for Carnival Records, was released on Sue WI 384. The Manhattans have had a few lineup changes over the years, the lineup on this recording is understood to be: George “Smitty” Smith, Edward “Sonny” Bivins, Winfred “Blue” Lovett, Kenny “Wally” Kelley and Richard “Ricky” Taylor.

Billboard No 68, 1965.

Classic 45s

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Updated 22 August 2016

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The Anglos: Incense/You’re fooling me

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The Anglos’ record of “Incense”/”You’re fooling me” has been issued on a number of labels including Brit and Fontana. At the time it was incorrectly thought that the lead singer on “Incense” was Steve Winwood.

Despite being called The Anglos, it is in fact an American group fronted by lead singer Joe Webster, who had sung with a number of different groups in the Detroit area. It is thought that the record was made in either New York or Detroit for Orbit Records. The single was scheduled to be released on Sue WI 4033 but was not marketed.

Chart position data not available but the recording is thought to have not charted.

Updated 4 September 2016

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