|By David Flynn (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 12:05 pm:|
Has this hero of ours been discussed on here yet - I'd like to think Clay may have some stories of recording him at Terra Shirma?!
CHA-TOK - 1001 - DeWIGHT (SPIDER) TURNER - YOU'RE ALONE - HAPPY STORY
MASTER - 65-1 - SPIDER TURNER - CALLING GIRLS - PART.2.
FORTUNE - 570 - SPYDER TURNER - RIDE IN MY 225 - DIME ON D-9
GOOD TIME - 1019 - SPYDER TURNER - I'VE GOT TO GET MYSELF TOGETHER - WHEN I SEE MY BABY (MY TROUBLES ARE OVER)
M.G.M. - 13617 - SPYDER TURNER - YOU'RE GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME - STAND BY ME
M.G.M. - 13692 - SPYDER TURNER - I CAN'T MAKE IT ANYMORE - DON'T HOLD BACK
The Cha-Tok label also credits backing from the Ster-Phonics & The Bell Hops Band.
Any 1960's release additions?
|By Joe Moorehouse (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 02:48 am:|
One addition to the MGM catalog, David:
MGM 13739 For Your Precious Love/I Can't Wait to See My Baby's Face
Did Turner serve in Vietnam? He was cutting records at a decent clip into '67, then suddenly disappeared from the scene until the early '70s. Odd, particularly for someone who'd had a major national hit only a year prior to falling silent. A tour of duty would explain his absence.
|By acoolcat (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 03:59 am:|
He went on the road following the successs of Stand By Me.
| have one more Detroit release listed by him which I'll dig out the details of when I get home; It's actually a duet with Mike Stokes.
|By David Flynn (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 04:55 pm:|
Have you ever had a copy of that disc (#13739), Joe...I've never seen one.
|By acooolcat (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 03:36 am:|
The other Detroit recording is;
Sounds of Soul (label) # 1004
Miki Stokes and Spyder Turner
My Troubles Are Over / Get Yourself Together
|By Davie G (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 01:39 pm:|
Here's another MGM single by Spider Turner
14263 I Can't Make It Anymore
I'm Alive With A Lovin' Feeling
Listed as a new release by Blues & Soul in 6/71
A real mystery - Spider must've been pretty much
forgotten by that time so what made MGM issue
these 4 year old tracks at that time ? - they'd almost no soul acts on their books apart from Lou Rawls ( and I'm not sure he counts)
|By Davie G (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 01:41 pm:|
I've got the b-side of the Fortune single listed
as "ONE STOP" - an instrumental credited to the
|By Davie G (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 01:49 pm:|
That disc on Sounds of Soul seems to be the same
, with as slight title change, as the release on
"I've Got To Get Myself Together" crops up on
a Goldmine CD "This Is Northern Soul" (GSCD14)
Writer credits given as "Edmunds - Carter", produced by "J. Dixon"
There's a Sound of Soul label with a 1000- number
series but it was apparently from either New York
or New Jersey - I'll have to check and see if I
have fuller information.
|By acooolcat (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 02:19 pm:|
Davie G, Great to see you back here.
I'm pretty sure Spider's Goodtime 45 was cut in New York. Spider went there with Charles Stokes and a few of The Stereophonics (Master recording artists).
I saw the Sounds Of Soul 45 and I think it was written by Michael Stokes and Spider. His mum had it but she wouldn't let it out of her sight; as she didn't have a record player I never got the chance to hear it.
|By acooolcat (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 02:23 pm:|
The Fortune 45 is probably Spider's first recording c.1963, but it was left in the can until he hit the charts with Stand By Me. Jack and Devora Brown at Fortune decided to try and cash-in with this song, sticking an instrumental on the flip side.
|By Joe Moorehouse (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 02:38 pm:|
Flynny, I don't own a copy of For Your Precious Love, but I do remember seeing it years ago, before I was smart enough to pick up such things on sight. (Still, the problem with these kinds of memories is they can, on occasion, be wrong. Sorry to equivocate, but I don't want to swear to something that I'm really only 95% sure of.)
|By David Flynn (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 01:13 pm:|
Davie - you're so right with the flip being "One stop"...wonder who was the voice saying, "Hey Mr.One stop...!" Appologies and you can guess what I was listening to when I typed those out!?!
#14263 - never seen that one either. IAWALF did appear on the Continental European EP, as well as the (stunningly brilliant!) LP.
-p.s. Wanted - #14263, #13739....demo or stock copy! :-)