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Sharon McMahan - Got To Find Another Guy - Big Man Records 45 - Out Now BMR 1011

After problems at the pressing plant, the latest Big Man Records release is now available, audio along with the 45 sleeve notes and more follow below...

Sleeve Notes

Sharon began her career, as a teen in Detroit, Michigan. She wrote her first songs at 12 years old. After auditioning her, Ollie Mclaughlin launched her writing career by publishing/producing, recording and releasing, several of her songs on his own record labels, KAREN, CARLA, MOIRA & RUTH RECORDS. McLaughlin recorded Sharon's songs on Barbara Lewis, Deon Jackson, Gracie Darnell, Johnnie Mae Matthews. He also secured a UK recording for Sharon's song, titled, "Someday We're Gonna Love Again" on the Liverpool based group, The Searchers. It charted to #11 in Billboard in several countries and to #23 here In the U.S. Thus, Sharon has a tremendous fan base In the UK. Later, another Detroit based publisher/producer became familiar with Sharon's writing skills. He was Don Davis, producer of Johnnie Taylor, executive producer of The Dramatics and many more artists. He recorded Sharon's songs on current Hall Of Fame artists, Etta James and Mavis Staples. He also recorded one of Sharon's songs on The Three Degrees. Please Note: Rappers, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth sampled the track from The Three Degrees song, to record the title track for their CD titled: RETURN OF THE MECCA.

In 1973, Sharon was signed to Columbia Records, by then president Clive Davis. Her released single was titled, "Get Out Of My Life", produced by Toxey French and arranged by Philly master arranger, Bobby Martin.  Sharon later associated with NEA jazz award recipient, Benny Golson. Golsons album, "I'm Always Dancin' To the Music", contains a Sharon McMahan song, "Love Is The Key". Sharon later worked with Golson as lyricists on the NBC mini-series, "The Sophisticated Gents". Unfortunately, for Sharon, her screen credits were not published, as agreed but her lyrics speaks volumes in this film.

Soon after, Sharon was introduced to Otis Blackwell, writer for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. He recorded and released a McMahan country song, titled "I'm Happy Just The Way I Am" on his own Bullion label.

Thanks to Richard Johnstone for his contribution to this release, Ian Gregory at 'Soul Time Soul Flyers' for label and sleeve artwork, Karen Bentham for her support and label administration.

Sharon McMahan Discography

Love is Wonderful / Here Comes the Boy I Love Karen Records 1964
Got To Find Another Guy Karen Records 1966
Get Out Of My Life Columbia 1973
Get Out Of My Life/ Maybe You'll Be Back Expansion 2011
Where There Is Love /I Have No Choice Karen 2018

Release Notes

Sharon McMahan - Got To Find Another Guy / Love Is Wonderful - Big Man Records 1011

Both songs written by Sharon McMahan and owned by McMahan publishing company. Released with both her blessing and kind permission 

Sharon wrote songs for Barbara Lewis, Deon Jackson, Gracie Darnell, Johnnie Mae Matthews, and has appeared at the Cleethorpes Weekender to great acclaim.

The record will come in a custom picture sleeve, a6 collectors card personally signed by Sharon in a poly outer sleeve.







Available now direct from @Mark Bicknell Big Man Records, or via the many records shops now, including our own Source Store - Tap to view Sharon McMahan - Got To Find Another Guy 45 Store page

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