Jump to content
  • Sign Up


Darrow Fletcher – My Young Misery – LP Vinyl – IN STOCK NOW – AT LAST !! – BUT WELL WORTH WAITING FOR.

Sound bites and full info here - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/darrow-fletcher-my-young-misery-lp-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-24-4-20/

All new lp vinyl releases - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-lps/new-release-vinyl-lps/

We have released two Darrow Fletcher CD on Kent but he has never had a vinyl LP of his own – of any description.

This compilation concentrates on his Chicago years, though it adds a rare demo, ‘Hope For Love’, only previously available on a “Masterpieces” Kent CD. Also, we have included his one-off late-70s version of fellow Chicago-born writers Grey & Hanks’ ‘No Limit’, also originally a “Masterpieces” track and a now-deleted Kent Select 45; these fetch £100+ on some sales lists.

The mid-60s sides speak for themselves. He began his career with the acclaimed soul blast of ‘The Pain Gets A Little Deeper’ (an Elton John favourite of the time!) and followed up with dancefloor classics ‘My Young Misery’, ‘What Good Am I Without You’, ‘Infatuation’ and ‘Gotta Draw The Line’.

As was common in those days, the hip dance sides were coupled with tender ballads such as ‘Sitting There That Night’, ‘Little Girl’ and ‘My Judgement Day’. Those were particularly well received in his Chicago homebase and have been admired by slow-groove scenes like Lowriders in Los Angeles ever since.

Darrow’s late 60s recordings, though recorded in Chicago, were issued on Los Angeles labels controlled by Universal. By 1971 his producer – stepfather Johnnie Haygood – had reverted to using his own Chicago imprint Genna for the last recording.




Share this forum post

soul source url
Social source share

  1. Darrow Fletcher My Young Misery
    Record Wants by eddiesdreaming on Sun 08 Jan 2012
    • 2 / 465
    • eddiesdreaming on 08 Jan 2012
  2. Blenders,equations,buddy Guy,billy Young,darrell Banks,darrow Fletcher
    Record Sales by BEATSofMUSIC on Fri 07 Aug 2015
    • 1 / 992
    • BEATSofMUSIC on 07 Aug 2015
  3. Darrow Fletcher Young Misery Groovy White Demo £80 Ex
    Record Sales by Derek Pearson on Fri 29 Jan 2016
    • 1 / 584
    • Derek Pearson on 29 Jan 2016
  4. Darrow Fletcher - My Young Misery
    Record Wants by Funky Si on Tue 18 Dec 2007
    • 6 / 800
    • Jason S on 26 Feb 2008
  5. Darrow Fletcher - My Young Misery
    Record Sales by Tommaso on Sat 28 Nov 2009
    • 2 / 475
    • Tommaso on 28 Nov 2009

Source Adverts

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.