Collection of Dave Hewitt | wi361tp1
A rare test pressing of a Sue 45 rpm single, WI 361, “Boogie Chillen” and “I’m in the mood” by John Lee Hooker, has been acquired by Dave Hewitt, who has kindly shared these images with us.
Test pressings were made in small quantities as part of the manufacturing process, before beginning a production run. They were normally discarded and not made available to the public.
Collection of Dave Hewitt | wi361tp2
Collection of Dave Hewitt | wi362tp3
“Misery blues” by Frankie Lee Sims was released on Sue LP ILP 921 “We sing the blues” by Various Artists.
“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.
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
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
“The Madison Shuffle” by Buster Brown was released on Sue UK LP ILP 920 “50 Minutes 24 Seconds of Recorded Dynamite”.
Chart position data not available.
Updated 27 September 2016
“Getting used to the blues” by Bobby Bland was released in the UK on Sue LP ILP 974 – Bobby Bland: A Touch Of The Blues.
R&B No. 6, 1967.
Updated 17 October 2016