LET THE BOOGIE WOOGIE ROLL * CLYDE MCPHATTER * ATLANTIC 2060 * USA
Clyde Lensley McPhatter was born Durham, North Carolina either 1932 or 1933, in 1950 he joined Billy Ward's group The Dominoes. He quit them in 1953, partly due to the lack of individual recognition he was getting over his role as lead on such big hits as Have Mercy Baby. He then formed the Drifters and signed with Atlantic. He left the Drifters when he was drafted into the army in 1955, and while on leave from duties the following year he recorded Seven Days under his own name for the Atlantic label. The above was actually recorded by the original Drifters on their second session for Atlantic in 1953 (the same session that produced Money Honey the groups first release) but wasn't issued - misleadingly under Clyde McPhatter's name - until 1959 when Mcphatter had left the label and was recording for MGM.
See also A Lovers Question
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