Friday, 30 October 2009

The Winstons ''Color Him Father''

The Winstons

''Color Him Father''
( LP Metromedia Records, 1969 )
Catalog # MD 1010

A1 Color Him Father 3:06
A2 I've Gotta Be Me 2:33
A3 The Chokin' Kind 2:25
A4 The Greatest Love 3:47
A5 A Handful Of Friends 3:05
A6 Everyday People 2:08
B1 The Days Of Sand And Shovels 3:58
B2 Birds Of A Feather 2:44
B3 Only The Strong Survive 3:00
B4 Traces 2:35
B5 Amen, Brother 2:35

Arranged By - Emory Gordy, Jr.
Engineer - Rodney Mills
Other [Album Designer] - Michael Mendel
Other [Art Director] - Sid Maurer
Producer - Don Carroll

Recorded at Le Fevre Sound Studios, Atlanta
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

A Washington, D.C.-based soul act led by Richard Spencer, the Winstons signed to Curtom in early 1968 and lasted there for one single, the rousing "Need a Replacement." They had a sound that was somewhat similar to the Impressions, but were unfortunate enough to have signed with Curtom before the label had national distribution, and the single never got the play it should have. A year after leaving Curtom, they hit for the Metromedia label with a huge single called "Color Him Father," which became a Top Ten R&B and pop hit, just missing number one on the R&B list, and also earned a Grammy for Best R&B Song. It was both a great tribute number and outstanding lead vocal from Richard Spencer, along with Ray Maritano, Quincy Mattison, Phil Tolotta, Sonny Peckrol, and G.C. Coleman. Mattison and Coleman were veterans of Otis Redding's band. The Winstons eventually toured as the backup band for the Impressions, but never again made any noise on the charts.
By Ron Wynn & Bruce Eder (AMG)

Also available here.

By Pier

1 comment:

Anonymous said...




...amen brother....

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