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Tracking down a Gale Garnett tune I'll Cry Alone,  convinced it was a male singer, only to find out he was a she??? Happened a few times before but in reverse, anyone else have a similar problem?? And no reminiscing about Thailand :huh::g::wink:

Anyhoo found this in my "research" (honest darling), probably the cheeseyest music video I've seen. ENJOY!! 

 

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I cry alone, Used to have a black RCA issue, very underrated track. ( bought it off my late mate Gary Beattie R.I.P )

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14 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

I cry alone, Used to have a black RCA issue, very underrated track. ( bought it off my late mate Gary Beattie R.I.P )

Steve

Great tune mate. 

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Androgyny personified Jackie Shane. 

Storming version and the best tune about heroin ever written. IMO

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when I first heard this I thought it was a female singer

 

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7 minutes ago, shufflin said:

when I first heard this I thought it was a female singer

 

Great artist, superb tune. He always sounded so young, his version of Fever is awesome. 

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I thought The Vals had a female lead for years after buying it. 

 

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During years, the whole 70's, I was convinced that Randy Vanwarmer was a female singer! (I have this hit in a "SOUL" compilation by Marble Records, jointly with The Real Thing, The Moments and Norman Connors)

 

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The first time I heard "Forget It" by the Sandpebbles (later C & the Shells) I thought the lead singer was a man. 

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2 hours ago, AlanB said:

I thought The Vals had a female lead for years after buying it. 

 

Great, great, great!! In the 60s high falsetto voices were all the rage. Billy Stuart, Horrace Andy, in Jamaica, to many to the point of being a bit sickly but fair play this tune hits the spot. Not never heard it before and so another quest begins :thumbsup:

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Little Herman sounds like Little Helen (at least to me) on "Gotta Keep On Walking" and "One Out Of A Hundred".

    The lead singer of Spiral Starecase has a voice that could be either male or female on "More Today Than Yesterday". 

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The Velvet Satins "Nothing Can Compare To You" Always sounded female to me as a youngster,Now it sounds like a young fella,Never knew either way,Still a great tune tho !

 

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Is not a soul but boogaloo / salsa male singer with a "female" flavor, the great Héctor LaVoe:

 

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3 minutes ago, josep manuel concernau robles said:

Is not a soul but boogaloo / salsa male singer with a "female" flavor, the great Héctor LaVoe:

 

And Cila Cruz, like Aretha Franklin always sounded a bit like a man? Great tho love it. :thumbsup:

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I always thought that THE INVERTS “time will change” (Broadway),was a male lead vocal....as for BIG DONS REBELLION “ it was true “(ethon)....ain’t got a scooby on that one,despite the record being a one of my favorites...:g:...

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1 hour ago, MGM 1251 said:

I always thought that THE INVERTS “time will change” (Broadway),was a male lead vocal....as for BIG DONS REBELLION “ it was true “(ethon)....ain’t got a scooby on that one,despite the record being a one of my favorites...:g:...

I think the Lonely Lover side by the Inverts really sounds feminine, would dearly love that tune. 

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30 minutes ago, themroc said:

I think the Lonely Lover side by the Inverts really sounds feminine, would dearly love that tune. 

You’re right there bud,also picked it up on TOWER,with the brilliant “look out love”on the flip....”lonely lover”sounds very TIMI YURO’ish, dark smokey  vocals...brill....

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always thought "Tut" was a woman (but someone here posted a pic of him)

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On 05/03/2018 at 08:20, MGM 1251 said:

You’re right there bud,also picked it up on TOWER,with the brilliant “look out love”on the flip....”lonely lover”sounds very TIMI YURO’ish, dark smokey  vocals...brill....

Sherry from the Inverts,was married to Herman Griffin. 

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2 hours ago, ljblanken said:

always thought "Tut" was a woman (but someone here posted a pic of him)

Man or Woman, what a great arrangement and those horns?!? 

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thought this one was a female performance on first hearing

storming record

 

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On 06/03/2018 at 14:27, ljblanken said:

always thought "Tut" was a woman (but someone here posted a pic of him)

Just found a copy on John Manship's site £10,000!!!:ohmy: But what a tune. 

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On 3 de marzo de 2018 at 14:39, themroc said:

Great artist, superb tune. He always sounded so young, his version of Fever is awesome. 

Superb! The work Ronnie Dyson did with producer Thom Bell is my favorite by him. There's a FEMALE singer who, IMHO, have the same voice, Sheryl Henry from the group South Shore Commission. You can appreciate it on their cover of "Any Day Now". Who sounds more "male" or "more female"...?:

 

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43 minutes ago, josep manuel concernau robles said:

Superb! The work Ronnie Dyson did with producer Thom Bell is my favorite by him. There's a FEMALE singer who, IMHO, have the same voice, Sheryl Henry from the group South Shore Commission. You can appreciate it on their cover of "Any Day Now". Who sounds more "male" or "more female"...?:

 

Almost to painful to listen to. 

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1 hour ago, josep manuel concernau robles said:

Who sounds more "male" or "more female"...?:

    It gets even more confusing on "Free Man" where the male and female singer go back and forth with the lyrics! 

 

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Eskew Reeder/Esquerita - one time boyfriend (supposedly) of Little Richard and sometime female impersonator.

 

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35 minutes ago, DaveNPete said:

Eskew Reeder/Esquerita - one time boyfriend (supposedly) of Little Richard and sometime female impersonator.

 

MY DAYS!!! All I hear is heartbreak. Like Jackie Shane how hard must it have been? It's like reading Iceberg Slim for the first time. 

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I thought that the singer of this was a young man

 

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Jerri / Jerry Jones started out in the music biz in Cleveland. She was a woman who dressed as a man. She MC'd / sang / joked, etc. Moved down to Miami & teamed up there with Jerry Williams. Made friends with the Jamericans in the area & then moved again, to Jamaica. With the hatred of gays on the island, she had to dress as a woman there ... had a UK 45 release of a 4 Tops cover that she'd cut on the island ... 

 

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A soul cover by Jerry Jones (a 1970 track) ... THEN ... her covering a Gene McDaniels song 

 

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Is it just me or do the lead singers (one male, one female)

sound more than just a little alike ??

 

 

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