|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 02:28 pm:|
Can anyone tell me anything about a record that a friend of mine has just told me about.
He has purchased a record on the uk Coral label called How I miss you which has the Jobette mark and is written by Berry and Anna gordy.
And also released on us Coral records and dated 1959.An out and out RnB STOMPER.
Can anyone shed any light on this record or the artist known as Francess Burnett.
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 02:32 pm:|
The producer was Dick Jacobs - staffer at Decca, which may suggest a New York recording (?)
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 02:53 pm:|
Can anyone shed anymore light on this record.Does anyone think that this is an overlooked uk released Motown record(ie,as we had London,Oriole etc)
And who exactly is/was Francess Burnett.
|By John Lester (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 03:01 pm:|
Frances Burnett....was reputedly the girl friend of one of the Miracles (I heard that it was Bobby). Frances has two 45's on Coral that are Gordy related.
You might have heard an unreleased recording by her called "So Let Them Laugh At Me" recorded at Hitsville USA
Oh How I Miss You So..is a typical 50's cha cha song which I adore
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 03:12 pm:|
many thanks for that
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 03:17 pm:|
By the way my friend reckons that Francess Burnett sounds a lot like Tiny Topsy,
Not hearing the record personally I cant comment,but what do you or Ritchie think?
Is the other record you mention in a similar vein as How I miss you so?
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 03:22 pm:|
Mel - I haven't heard it either. Sadly, you can only read discographies - not listen to them :o(
|By John Lester (184.108.40.206) on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 02:30 am:|
I dont know Tiny Topsy...sorry!
Frances has a real strong throaty voice - sort of belts at you.
I am not sure if that description helps!!!!
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 10:13 am:|
that speaks volumes to me.
|By Den (18.104.22.168) on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 10:57 am:|
Except Tiny Topsy is better!!!
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 01:26 pm:|
Nice one Den,
you have joined us then.
|By Den (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 04:11 am:|
Perhaps I'll do a bit of lurking, just out of interest. Don't know that much about the Detroit Scene but am willing to read and learn.
|By dvdmike (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 07:11 am:|
You remember the late actress Theresa Merritt who played Clifton Davis' mom on "That's My Mama?" She was a member of the Helen Way Singers in the fifties. They did a lot of session work, notably Buddy Holly's "Early In The Morning" from 1958. Dick Jacobs produced that one, too.
|By stillsoulin (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 12:38 pm:|
i have three motown related singles by frances burnett,having picked up the uk coral 45 for 50p in a junk shop i was intruiged to find out who she was, the story of her being a girlfriend of one of the miracles is the first reference i have heard of her,i have tried in vain to garner some info but apart from discographies i have turned up nothing. the singles i have are;
oh how i miss you so b/w please remember me uk coral Q.72374 miss you is an uptempo rnb type tune written by berry & gwen gordy
remember me, a bland pop tune.
So many tears (joe weaver) b/w come to me (berry gordy & m johnson) us coral 9-62092 both good uptempo rnb type songs.
too proud (janie bradford & berry gordy)b/w i love him so (flip fly) (william robinson & berry gordy) us coral 9-62164. both ballads.
she has done other tracks on coral but none have a motown connection that i am aware of.
hope this is of interest.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 01:33 pm:|
I'LL give you a poiund for your uk Coral disc.(hee hee).
|By acooolcat (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 09, 2003 - 12:34 am:|
I'll have to dig a lttle, but I think I have a clipping of when Frances appeared at a Detroit club in 1959 or so.
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 09, 2003 - 01:07 am:|
One of the artist flyers that have been posted on Soulful Detroit in previous times show Frances as a featured artist. I have a feeling it might have been for headliner Marv Johnson
|By melmo (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 03:49 am:|
Frances did record at least one other Motown related single in 1960 - "She was taking my baby" -A Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson song with "Sweetie" a Frances Burnette and George Kelley song on the flip.
this was on Coral - 62214
Can any of Frances Motown related songs be found on any CD compiliation ?
She also had a track unreleased -dont know the date or if it was to have been a Coral release or Motown but its Jobete publication -Your Mother Called on me today -This track I believe was also recorded by Chris Clark and Kim Weston whilst at Motown.