Monday, March 14, 2011

You're my dream...

I've long been confused about the line-up on many records associated with Huey Smith, which I suppose is understandable given the host of artists who worked with him over the years and the general lack of available info. But ya know what? Even as I learn more, I'm still not sure who sang on what.

For awhile I thought Brenda Brandon was the female vocalist for the Pitter Pats/Hueys....and ya know, that's not such a horrible guess given that Brandon co-wrote a number of the tunes with Smith and reportedly sang on some of the Clowns recordings. Other sources say it was Gloria Franklin and Alex Scott Jr. doing the honors on those 45s, but honestly neither of those names rings even the slightest of bells.

And then there's Pearl Edwards.

Here's her original of "It Do Me Good", released 2 or 3 years before the version credited to the Pitter Pats. It's from the only 45 with Edwards' name on it, but believe me, her voice is all over Huey Smith productions from the '60s.

Hope ya'll enjoy....