KEEP AN EYE ON LOVE * ERNESTINE ANDERSON * SUE 309 * UK
The first 17 releases of the British Sue label were in fact related to the black owned (Henry 'Juggy' Murray) independent 's New York based Sue label established in 1957. Sue records UK, initiated in 1963, was a subsidiary of Chris Blackwell's Island label. Some earlier issues from the American label were released on the London American label. The original Island concord with the American company ended in disagreement, and all (U.S.) Sue records were deleted from their catalogue in July 1965, and American Sue issues returned to the London American label. Island records retained the use of the name Sue until the final release in 1968; it was not long after this that JC and I, answering an advert, paid a visit to the sue warehouse and discussed, with Chris Blackwell, the purchase of the entire back catalogue of 45s at 3d - that's a fraction over 1p decimal currency - we didn't close on the deal. The above record was issued on (American) Sue 793, it was her first issue on the label and her only one on British Sue.
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