Producer Leslie Conn is credited with writing the A-side, although it was based on a gospel tune with input from the King Bees. Conn was managing the group at the time.
a) CPDR 33318
b) CPDR 33317
Although the label only credits Paul Revere as songwriter on the B-side, the correct credit should also include Mark Lindsay. Both are from Paul Revere and the Raiders, who first recorded the song.
Recorded at Decca's West Hampstead Studios.
Release date from booklet 'The New Singles' No. 27.
Oh, I know about the dodgy practice of putting a snide bootleg in a company sleeve, there's loads of them on ebay most days. This one though was a bona-fide original with a four prong centre clearly seen in the photos. This is the little beauty here! :
James I would be very careful looking at a records that are photographed in a company sleeve on ebay, in some cases on popsike I see the vocalion sleeve neatly covers up the over sized label of the repro - making it look kosher.
Just dropped through the Door. A Bowie Pack. According to the date should have had this a Week ago. Oh Well. It Is A Double LP In Gatefold Sleeve. A 10" Single on Parlophone With a Track called "Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)". And a Three Disc CD Set In a Fold out Case. It Has all the Single Versions of All His Singles for the First Time and Rare Tracks like Lisa Jane, Debut on CD. A Nice Package. H.
beatlejohn: possibly because "david bowie" is the pseudonym ?
(but more likely, just "hysterical^W historical accident". the david bowie listing incorporates the davie jones & davy jones singles, as well as the manish boys', but davie jones' & the manish boys' listings don't refer to david bowie (or davy jones), and davy jones' listing only includes the manish boys, where they shared an ep reviving some of their tracks.)
Y'know...nowhere on this page does it suggest that David Bowie is singing lead vocals (and it is his debut disc), yet it's been on the website for quite some time....sometimes the obvious doesn't stare you in the face at all.......John
No not mine, still have it. What is really strange is a stock copy sold on ebay the week before for exactly the same anount £1,716.00.
Must admit I don't really like the record that much but its on the RC top 200 Freakbeat/R&B from 1993 which is what I set out to collect three years ago so stuck with it...
Beware of bootleg copies bearing very shiny silver lettering/logo. Original pressings are less visibly silver and bear a more muted silver grey. Other bootleg pressings have been known to lack press out centers and lack any evidence that the actual center was ever intact.