|By Andy Rix (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 11:31 pm:|
I'll assume you're referring to the Shirelles song & guess you are aware that the Sonnettes did a version that remained unreleased until Kent issued it a couple of years ago. When I was helping Mick Patrick research this one it eventually transpired the connection from Detroit to Shirrelle-land was Armen Boladians role as a distributor of Scepter Records in Detroit ..also involved were Whitfield, Richard Street, Thelma Coleman (Gordy), Armen & publisher Curtis Ash.
I wonder where Thelma is these days ..tried tracking her a few years ago but got nowhere at all
|By acoooolat (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 03:43 am:|
I spoke to Willie Kendrick (he wrote one of the KO releases) and he mentioned that Armen took up his song. Armen had a connection with the Shirlles and they hoped that the Shirelles might record it, but it never happened.
I've not heard the song you're refering to; I'll have to splash out and buy the CD - What else is on it and what's it called?
|By Andy Rix (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 08:03 pm:|
The Sonnettes versionis on 'where the girls are Vol 2'CDCHD 711 ..full of girlie things inc .Nella Dodds, Maxine Brown,Betty Lavette's previously unissued 'One thin dime',Tammi Montgomery
|By maredda (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 01:17 am:|
That CD is highly enjoyable, Graham... my favorite is "I've got a crush on teacher" by the fawns. Such a pleasant bouncy track!