Sunday, November 04, 2012

Record #0162: Stagger Lee / Back Streets and Alleys – TOMMY ROE

ABC 11307 (original) USA, Aug. 1971
Words & Music by:  Side A – Harold Logan, Lloyd Price; Side B – Tommy Roe
Musicians:  Tommy Roe (vocals and guitar), Richard Laws (lead guitar), Joe Osborn (bass), Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Knechtel (keyboards), Plas Johnson (sax), others unknown
Recording sessions:  Produced by Steve Barri in Hollywood ?, CA, 1971
Highest chart positions: US #25, Canada #17

I already posted an earlier version of the title song here. This is a surprisingly decent version of the song and features a very solid group of the Wrecking Crew session musicians (which is the basis for my assumption about the recording location).

This was Roe’s last Top 40 hit (assuming he won’t pull a rabbit out of a hat and make a new hit record).

List price:  Very Good + is $3, Near Mint $6

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