Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Record #0189: A Letter To an Angel / A Part of Me – JIMMY CLANTON

Ace 551 (original) USA, Sep. 1958
Words & Music by:  Jimmy Clanton, Cosimo Matassa
Musicians:  Jimmy Clanton (vocals) and Cosimo’s session musicians – probably the same ones who played on Clanton’s preceding single.
Recording sessions:  Cosimo Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA, 1958
Highest chart positions: Side A – US #25; Side B – US #38, US R&B #28

This was Clanton’s third single. He was moving away from the Big Easy R&B influences towards pop. The title song didn’t even hit US R&B charts.

List price:  Very Good+ $10, Near Mint $20

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