WI 361 Test Pressing

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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.

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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

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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Updated 4 June 2017

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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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