Sunday, October 06, 2013

Record #0507: Love Potion No. 9 / Stay Awhile – THE CLOVERS

United Artists 180 (original) USA, Aug. 1959
Words & Music bySide AJerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; Side B – Leiber, Stoller
Musicians: John "Buddy" Bailey (lead vocals), Billy Mitchell (tenor), Matthew McQuater (tenor), Harold Lucas (baritone), Harold Winley (bass vocals), King Curtis (tenor sax), Mike Stoller (piano), unknown guitarist, bassist & drummer
Recording sessions: Produced by Leiber & Stoller in New York, NY, Jun. 8, 1959
Highest chart positions:  US #23, US R&B #23

This sounds a bit like The Coasters and the reason for it is rather simple; at the time both groups were produced by Leiber & Stoller, who also wrote many of The Coasters' hit songs. "Love Potion No. 9" was the only hit they wrote for The Clovers. Another common nominator here is King Curtis, who also played in many recording sessions with The Coasters.

List price:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25

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