IRMA THOMAS, aka “The Soul Queen Of New Orleans”, signed to Joe Ruffino’s Ron label in 1960 cutting her debut disc “Don’t Mess With My Man” and scoring an R&B No.22 hit into the bargain. DONNIE ELBERT was a prolific American soul artist with a distinctive falsetto vocal style that took him to the Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic. He will be forever remembered by Northern Soul fans for his Mod/Soul dancer “Little Piece Of Leather” and for “Open The Door To Your Heart” which he penned for Darrell Banks. Elbert relocated to England in the mid-sixties where he signed to Polydor and then to New Wave Productions, headed by Jopling and Peter Meaden (ex-Who manager and, at the time, managing Jimmy James & The Vagabonds). Donnie released one 45 on the New Wave logo, "Without You", which was later reissued by Deram and topped the Jamaican charts. Here we feature his R&B dancer "Wild Child" recorded for King subsiduary DeLuxe in 1958.
|IRMA THOMAS "Don't Mess With My Man"
|DONNIE ELBERT "Wild Child"