Cynthia Richards, who changed the spelling of her her Christian name from Sinthia, was born in 1944, Duhaney Park, Jamaica. Like many young and talented entertainers Cynthia got her first taste of show business on Vere John's Talent Show. While working as a magistrate's clerk, she sang with the veteran guitarist Bobby Aitken's Carib Beats Band. After which she went on to work with the Falcons, Byron Lee And The Dragonaires and the Mighty Vikings. Her first record produced by Coxsone Dodd How Could I was in 1969, and although it didn't sell well attracted the interest of singer/producer Clancy Eccles. He produced her singing this cover version of the American soul song by Dee Dee Warwick, Cynthia's version was a big hit in Jamaica and sold well in Great Britain too. It was the fourth single to be released on Trojan's British imprint of his Clandisc label, coupled with a King Stitt track: On The Street. Counting the reissue on 220 Cynthia Richards had four more singles and an album, titled Foolish Fool (a sure sign of good sales) released on British Clandisc.
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