Salvadores... info anyone? FORUM: Archive - Ending April 16, 2004: Salvadores... info anyone?
Top of pageBottom of page   By Dayo ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:21 am:

I'm still a newbie here and I'll apologise again for posting questions that might be chestnuts.

One of my long time favourites has been the Northern Soul monster "Stick by me baby", Salvadores, Wise World.

I guess I'm showing my shallow knowledge, but what the heck! Does anyone had some background on this group. Did they record much? Anything else of note? Is it a Detroit record?

I can't believe that "Stick by me baby" could be a one off. The arrangement is so tight, the production immaculate and the drummer plays with such style.

Thanks in advance

Top of pageBottom of page   By Flynny ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:00 pm:

It's a Chicago label, Dayo...and written by Jo Armstead, no less. There's a few other releases on the label, including these two which are normally filed under NS:
Classics - Looking for a love
(excellent midtempo male-group harmony track!)
Foxy & The 7 Hounds - Mirror, Mirror

Beware the lookalike bootleg copies, and as to who the Salvadors actually are...I'll leave that for someone else!


Top of pageBottom of page   By Robb_K ( on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 05:17 am:

The arranger was Charles (Chuck) Handy, whom Joshie and Mel Collins (Milton Middlebrook) used among others (Mike Terry, Johnny Cameron, Eddie Silvers, etc). I don't know the names of any of the group members, but I do remember them appearing in Chicago in the mid and late '60s. I didn't recognise any of them as being a well-known member of another group. But, of course, they were likely to have been members of other groups before and after (and, possibly even during) their time in The Salvadors. Perhaps Don
or DVD Mike know who they were. Michelle Music shared the publishing rights with Armstead's and Collins' Colfam Music. So, perhaps The Salvadors had written the songs, and brought them to Armstead, and gave her the writer's credits and half the publishing to put out a record on them. I remember seeing another record by that group on a small Chicago label, but can't remember which. I may even have it, but have no time to look through all my Chicago labels now. If no one else provides the information, I hope to do that when I get some time together.

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