Lover Please: The Complete MGM & Mercury Singles Limited Edition
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"Golden Blues Hits" and the criminally ignored concept masterpiece "Songs of The Big City" and if you're feeling real ambitious you might think about putting out Clyde's last album "Welcome Home" (1970 Decca) which has become somewhat of a cult classic with the Northern Soul crowd. Note to potential customers - GET IT YOU'LL THANK ME.
It's a non-numbered limited edition of 5000 and gathers up all his singles for M-G-M and Mercury Records in the USA between 1959 and 1965. His Billy Ward and The Dominoes and Drifters periods prior to this on Federal, King and Atlantic are covered extensively elsewhere (see also my review for The Drifters "Original Album Series" 5CD mini box set). Notable songwriter contributions include Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, Charles Singleton, Jimmy Oliver, Neil Sedaka, Billy Swan, Gene Pitney, Otis Blackwell, Ed Townsend and the set also boasts 8 of McPhatter's own compositions.
Hip-O Select B001423302 will allow you to sequence the A & B-sides of all 22 of his 7" singles as follows (release date and catalogue number beneath each coupling)...
Disc 1 (54:20 minutes):
1. I Told Myself A Lie
2. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
(March 1959 on M-G-M K12780)
3. Twice As Nice
4. Where Did I Make My Mistake
(July 1959 on M-G-M K12816)
5. Let's Try Again
6. Bless You
(November 1959 on M-G-M K12843)
7. Think Me A Kiss
8. When The Right Time Comes Along
(February 1960 on M-G-M K12877)
9. One Right After Another
10. This Is Not Goodbye
(September 1960 on M-G-M K12949)
11. The Glory Of Love
12. Take A Step
(March 1961 on M-G-M K12988)
13. Ta Ta
14. I Ain't Giving Up Nothing (If I Can't Get Somethin' From You)
(June 1960 on Mercury 71660)
15. I Just Want To Love You
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Starting in 1952 with Billy Ward's Dominoes,than with the help of Atlantic records he was the founder of the Drifters in 1953, in the Army in 1954....Solo after Army. In fact his career was in the slumps in 1959 where this very good double CD starts! His voice is great as ever, the musicians are cooking but missing are the great songs.
Nevertheless this is a CD every admirer of fantastic voices must own..It has no barrier, you may like doo-wop , Rhythm & Blues, Pop, it is all there in that matter. Clyde deserves to be heard ....forever!
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If you only know "Little Bitty Pretty One", this album will come as a really pleasant surprise. The sound quality is excellent considering when the songs were recorded, and Mr. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Ken Shoop
I love most of his contributions. The soulful ballads he sings is truly enjoyable and I will always treasure my recent purchase. Thank you.Published on March 14, 2012 by Samuel Grant