|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 09:31 am:|
Yet another great philly act
that I first got to hear in 1971/2.
I now own a nice white demo of
I've Had It/Little Bird
on Crimson records(no.1015)
Never the Less/Island of Love
also on Crimson(no.1009)
I have heard there material on the Labels
lost nite(no,s 1001,1004,1005 etc)
Are they still active today?
This group brings back a lot of great memories for me personally.
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:41 am:|
Lee Andrews and the Hearts in their original form,
Arthur Lee Andrew Thompson, Ted Weems, Roy Calhoun, William Calhoun, date back to 1954 with their debut on the Rainbow label of White Cliffs of Dover.
They then switched to the Gotham label where they recorded the original version of Try the Imposible and others.
In 1957 they signed to the Mainline label and were then managed by Jocko Henderson.
Long Lonely Nights was released and than leased to Chess,then they re- recorded Try the Impossible and it was leased to United Artists after which Teardrops, probably their biggest, was leased to Argo(Chess).
They recorded many records afterwards but none had matched the status of the afforementioned songs.
I will post a photo on this thread, or if not Carl or David can post it of Lee and "the contingent" taken on the recent sojourn to Philly.
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:46 am:|
Lee is my best friend, we go to lunch and the movie about three times a month, Lee still sings, but he has another business, when David and Carl was in Philly thay meet Lee,I think David or Carl has photos of the meeting,
|By dvdmike (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:48 am:|
Did Lee Andrews & The Hearts record "Long, Lonely Nights" and "Teardrops" at Reco-Art? Who was their producer?
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:54 am:|
Mike, yes they did. It was the old Reco-Art on 13th and Market.
There were no production credits, per se but I do believe Barry Golder nad Jocko Henderson of (G&H Productions) as it was listed,took them into the studio.
In those days, there were writing credits unjustly applied who had nothing to do with the writing of the songs.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 12:35 pm:|
Thanks once more to Bobby and Weldon
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:33 pm:|
Gotham wasnt Batmans label was it?
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:58 pm:|
I neglected to mention member, Tom "Butch" Curry who also played the guitar.
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:04 pm:|
I have a nice photo from the Philly visit with Lee included - I will scan and post soonest. What an honour.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:42 pm:|
bruce wayne sends his best.
what I would of given to have been over there and met the legends that you did.
One day I hope my ship will come in(as Jimmy Radcliffe once sang)
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:45 pm:|
SoulfulDetroit visits Lee Andrews! Thanks again Bobby and Weldon.
|By doowopsvoice (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 04:58 pm:|
Lee's son played drums with his father for many years. I met him at Roscoe's Chicken n' Waffles a few years ago. This picture of Lee reminds me of him, he is now the drummer in a very popular group called Roots.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 05:03 pm:|
Lee's son is Amir Thompson and I remember one day when I was at Lee's store, that he mentioned that his son Amir had just done his first "demo" with his group the Roots.
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 01:24 am:|
Mel - it was a picture to see us all meet Lee. It was by accident. I think Weldon or Bobby saw him getting into his car as we were driving by, next minute, we flocked around him, clicking cameras and taking videos. Lee has a wonderful speaking voice and when he saw Weldon and Bobby his eyes lit up. Classic!!
Bobby and Weldon - thank you both so much for this. We should have done two days in Philly - can you imagine?
|By Pogo (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 08:01 am:|
Marv Golberg has just done an internet show featuring Lee Andrews & the Hearts. His site is:
19 good tunes by the Hearts and some interseting history & comments by Marv. Good shows every week from the vaults. Lot of "old" stuff, reaching back into the '40s sometimes. If you're interested check it out, you won't be dissappointed.