Garnet Mimms

IT WAS EASIER TO HURT HER – 1965 LOOKING FOR YOU CRY BABY (1963) The first time I heard “It Was Easier To Hurt Her” by Garnet Mimms, was at the Twisted Wheel in 1965 or was it at the Oasis? it was sung by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. Another Stateside recording that was …

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Janis Joplin

Carefree and wonderful free spirit, taken from us all too soon. A white woman with a soulful voice. A Soul singer, a blues singer, a great singer, a Soulful singer. A life of great promise cut short by an addiction to drugs, a lonely Soul, she just needed support and love. She started out as …

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The Majors

WONDERFUL DREAM – London 1962 (USA Imperial) A Little Bit NowShe’s A Trouble MakerWhat’s In The World Wonderful Dream by The Majors was the first record I ever bought. Idella Morris, Ricky Cordo, Ronald Gathers, Eugene Glass; were The Majors – from Philadelphia long before the Philly Sound. Produced by Jerry Ragavoy, The Majors didn’t …

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The Jarmels

A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP – 1961 Written by Bert Berns (AKA B. RUSSELL) This track by The Jarmels was done by quite a few other artists – Jimmy Justice – The Tams – The Exciters – ¬†Garnet Mimms; even Showaddywaddy (UK cabaret group, 80’s). At The Twisted Wheel we also sang this song too, …

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The Enchanters

CRY BABY – 1963 United Artists Tell Me Baby – United Artists I Paid For The Party – 65′ Baby Don’t You Weep FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE With his backing band The Enchanters in the early 1960s, Garnet Mimms released some great singles and had a hit with Cry Baby (Covered By Janis Joplin). After …

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Dionne Warwick

ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART / A House Is Not A Home WALK ON BY DON’T MAKE ME OVER Always Something There To Remind Me YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN REACH OUT FOR ME (1964) I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE (1968) WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW Youre …

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Bert Berns

Bert Berns – songwriter: wrote many hits including Twist and Shout and Under The Boardwalk. Bert Berns  released HITCH HIKE under the name of Russell Byrd –  a great Mod soul track that was available in the UK on The SUE Label. There is a documentary based on his life called ‘Bang’ due to be …

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The Sweet Inspirations

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – Atlantic 1968 Sweet Inspiration Why Am I Treated So Bad I’ve Been Loving You Too Long Lead singer of The Sweet Inspirations at one time was Dee Dee Warwick and the group also included her sister Cissy Houston (mother of Whitney). They did lots of back up vocals individually …

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