James Brown, Night Train/Why does everything happen to me


James Brown was born on May 3, 1933 and died on December 25, 2006. “Night Train” is one of his few instrumentals; the band is really great. Mr Brown does put in an appearance during the recording, as a railway attendant! The track is taken from a 1962 LP called James Brown presents his band. The date does not appear on the UK Sue single. The recording, with the same B side, was originally issued in the UK on EMI Parlophone R 4922 in July, 1962. It is thought that the original song writer of “Why does everything happen to me” was Roy Hawkins.

Chart position data not available.


The James Brown Revue | Undated | Unknown photographer | Croc Music | 14488

Updated 13 August 2016



Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles, Down the aisle/C’est la vie


Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles

Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles

Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles | Superstock | 14599

Patricia Louise Holte (Patti Labelle) was born on May 24, 1944. She spent sixteen years leading the Bluebelles. She holds two Grammy awards. Down the aisle was the first major hit the group had for the King record company. The UK Sue label for WI 324 does not blank out the “Sue records USA” credit. The personnel on this recording is Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash and Cindy Birdsong. The recording was made in Philadelphia (at Cameo Parkway) in 1963.

Chart position: Billboard No. 37, R&B No. 14, 1963


Patti La Belle A

Collection of Dave Hewitt | PattiLaBelleA

Patti La Belle B

Collection of Dave Hewitt | PattiLaBelleB

Updated 24 July 2016