lunes, 18 de mayo de 2009

Patti Drew: Workin' on a Groovy Thing - The Best of (1963-69)

Patti Drew began her singing career as the lead singer of the Drew-vels, which included her sisters Lorraine and Erma and bass vocalist Carlton Black. Born December 29, 1944, in Charleston, NC, Drew grew up in Nashville, TN, and later moved with her family to the Chicago suburb of Evanston. Her mother was a domestic worker whose employer, Maury Lathowers, was the regional promoter for Los Angeles, CA-based Capitol Records. She invited Lathowers to come to her church to hear her daughters sing and, impressed, he invited them to his home for an audition and got the group a deal with Capitol. Their debut single , 'Tell Him' was a huge local hit around the Chicago area and charted #90 R&B in early 1964. The Drew-vels broke up later that year, and in 1966, Drew signed to Peter Wright's Quill label. The following year, Drew signed a solo deal with Capitol. Her first single, a re-recording of ‘Tell Him,’ hit #22 on the R&B charts in fall 1967. A Capitol LP of the same name was also issued and, in 1968, her recording of the Neil Sedaka/Roger Atkins song ‘Workin' on a Groovy Thing’ made it to #34 R&B. A Workin' on a Groovy Thing album was issued along with two more Capitol LPs, I've Been Here All the Time (1969) and Wild Is Love (January 1970). Drew's other singles were ‘Hundreds and Thousands of Guys,’ ‘Keep on Movin',’ and ‘My Lover's Prayer.’ In 1971, she left the music business, making a short comeback in 1975. This collection is a long-overdue look at the range of work she cut for Capitol. Tracks include all the aforementioned, plus ‘There'll Never Be Another’, ‘Fever’, ‘Just Can't Forget About You’, ‘Where Is Daddy’, ‘Stop & Listen’, ‘Can't Shake It Loose’, ‘Sufferer’, ‘I've Been Here All The Time’, ‘The Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man’, ‘He's The One’, ‘Wild Is Love’, and ‘It's Just A Dream’. The set also features 3 bonus tracks from Drew's previous years as a member of The Drew-Vels: ‘I've Known’, ‘It's My Time’, and an early version of ‘Tell Him’. http://www.answers.com/, http://www.dustygroove.com/

10 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

http://rapidshare.com/files/233801532/Patti_Drew_-_Workin__on_a_Groovy_Thing_-_The_Best_of__1963-69_.rar

pedro dijo...

great singer had a heavy funk type single on contempo 73/74

EliotW dijo...

Hey Nosi ... I just bought "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" through eBay. When I get it I'll rip it and send you a link.

Nosi dijo...

Wow, thanks soooo much, EliotW!! I am sure every single soul who follows this blog will appreciate that!! ;-)

DeaconBlues1103 dijo...

This looks good - thanks!!

pedro dijo...

me again cut out 3/4 way though again i say thanks

Nosi dijo...

pedro, I am not sure to understand you, but the link is OK: I have ckecked myself. My suggestion is that you try again, because the file is quite big (it's 320kps)

Bill dijo...

Thanks for sharing! I had "Working.. " on a 45 and always wanted more. Now thanks to you,I`ve got it!ways

Ricardo dijo...

There'll never be another is one of my favorite songs by the Great Patti Drew - thanks again for this great stuff

THE DOO WOP KID dijo...

Any chance on a re-upload, to preview tracks for this one and Patti Drew CD? Thank you.