viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2009

Yvonne Carroll: Anthology (1963-1965)

Yvonne Carroll is a complete mistery to me. Actually, I didn't know about her existence until only a few days ago! I have been trying since to find any useful information about this rare early soul singer, with little success, I must say. All I found out is that she recorded about half-a-dozen 45s for different labels, including Vee-Jay, Domain and Challenge, during the early to mid-'60s. She also issued one single in 1963 as Yvonne Carroll and the Roulettes. But I was not able to find a complete discography list or something of the kind: this is the closest I could get (and mostly I did it myself!). Some of these sides are available on different Girl Group / Northern Soul compilations, but otherwise they are quite obscure and hard to get. Anyway, I have gathered here many of her recordings, though I couldn't find the B-side of the Northern Soul tune 'A Little Bit of Soap', 'Stop the Party', the A-side of 'Laugh or Cry', 'Magic Moment', and the 1963 Domain single 'Earth Angel' b/w 'My Sad Love'. Needless to say, a link to any of those would be appreciated! Highlights here include 'Please Don't Go', 'There He Goes', 'Stuck on You', 'Gee What A Guy' and 'How Long Must This Fool Pay' a song which bears more than a passing resemblance to Brenda Holloway's 'Every Little Bit Hurts'. Yvonne has got a really beautiful velvety voice which I am pretty sure you are going to love as much as I do!
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5 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

http://rapidshare.com/files/322043276/Yvonne_Carroll_-_The_Anthology__1963-1965_.rar

Chris T dijo...

Nuff thanks for this gem.

pedro dijo...

Dont know much about this one thanks for this

troods dijo...

Well, I do remember "a little bit of soap" from many moons ago when I was young. Didn't know the name of the artist. Can't wait to listen and see if I remember anything! I've got a month vacation from work and music is going to be my main focus (outside of taking care of body & mind). If I find anything more about her, I'll let you know! Thank you as always, for the hard work you do!

David dijo...

Dionne Warwick and Van McCoy co-wrote "Gee What A Guy" for Yvonne and it was released in 1963!