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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

RICHARD BERRY - SWEET SUGAR YOU

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Richard Berry was THE greatest early west coast r&b songwriter; the man had a very strong poetic sense (evidenced in both "Louie Louie" and "Have Love Will Travel") in addition to making SEXY records that just plain rock (today's entry).

Only in his early 20's at the time of this recording, Berry was already a veteran of practically every Los Angeles doo wop group, sang (uncredited) co-lead vocals with Etta James on her breakthrough hit ("The Wallflower") and had already composed "Louie". What a resume!

from 1957...

RICHARD BERRY - SWEET SUGAR YOU


2 comments:

phipps11 said...

Unless you count Leiber & Stoller, I would vote for him too.

DrunkenHobo said...

This is why I check in every day. Love this doo-wop. Thanks. Guess he is backed by the Pharoahs