Lonesome Native Girl

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Andy Rix ( - 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

Top of pageBottom of page   By acoooolat ( - 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?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Andy Rix ( - 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

Top of pageBottom of page   By maredda ( - 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!

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