Everybody dance - Lydia Marcelle Atco 1965
I read "mrlonleyhearts" question in your June Forum this year about Lydia Marcelle and what she looked like. He might be intersted to know I wrote three songs for Lydia that were produced and arranged by Harold Battiste Jr. of Sony & Cher fame (and numerous more demos) when Lydia was signed to United Artists. Unfortunately, these great recordings were never released. As Wardell Quezergue, the producer/arranger of "Everybody Dance" says today, "It was an unbelievable crime these songs weren't released" (another story) he added, "Lydia's voice blew everyone else out of the water." The good news is I recently re-connected with Lydia, and she is putting together a knock-out website that should be up and running as soon as she finishes recording some new material for an upcoming album. If you're a fan, get ready for a really "heady" experience. Lydia is more dynamic than ever and her voice is more awesome than ever. Gorgeous looking, with red hair, freckles and a fair Irish & European complexion, her time has finally come!