Monday, June 17, 2013

Record #0373: The Happy Organ / Love Me As I Love You – DAVE "BABY" CORTEZ

Clock 1009 (original) USA, Feb. 1959
Words & Music bySide A – Kurt Wood, David Cortez Clowney, James Kriegsmann; Side B – Wood, Clowney
Musicians: Dave Cortez (organ, vocals on side B), Jimmy Spruill (guitar), Buddy Lucas (sax), Panama Francis (drums), unknown bassist and pianist
Recording sessions: Allegro Recording Studio, New York, NY, 1958
Highest chart positions:  US #1, US R&B #5

Cortez is best known for this hit single, but he did also work as a session musician for groups such as Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Chantels and  The Isley Brothers.

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

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