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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PEARL WOODS - DON'T TELL IT ALL b/w LONELY AVENUE


Pearl Woods biggest claim to fame is writing the massive "Something's Got A Hold On Me", as cut by Etta James (she also penned "Poverty", recorded by Bobby Bland).

This track, the top side of which is also self-penned, finds the South Carolina native had a fantastic, sexy and powerful voice of her own. The flip side is a stellar cover of the Doc Pomus written Ray Charles classic "Lonely Avenue".

Pearl recorded a small handful of singles up until 1965, and one more in 1970. She seems to have vanished from the music business at that point, leaving a VERY impressive cache behind.

from 1963...

PEARL WOODS - DON'T TELL IT ALL


b/w LONELY AVENUE



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3 comments:

DrunkenHobo said...

Its been awhile since you posted any of the late 1950's early 1960's 45rpms that you must have worked out that i dig. So a big thank you for this one. I keep checkin' in just to find Rockin' stuff like this.

DrunkenHobo said...

Is it the Upsetters backing her on this?

BRUNO SOUTH OF FRANCE said...

HI MR SOUL DEREK

THANK YOU FOR YOUR POSTING RARITIES SOUL NUMBERS AND GIVING SUCH A N INTERESTING MINE OF INFORMATION ABOUT GROUPS ,ORIGINS OF SINGERS AND PRODUCERS ..7 DAYS TOO LONG RINGS A PLEASANT MEMORY BELL TO ME BACK IN 69 ,SO IT HELPS A LOT LEARNING THINGS LIKE THAT ..AGAIN THANKS A LOT FROM A SOUL INTOXICATED FRENCH FAN !