You Can Have Her
Welcome back everybody. Sorry for yesterday, I was doing an exorcism, a friend of mine was listening to Spandau Ballet. Don’t worry, he’s saved.
Too few people, even music enthusiasts, remember Roy Hamilton. He was a heavyweight Golden Gloves boxer before starting his music career as a member of The Searchlight Singers.In 1953, he was discovered singing in a New Jersey club by Bill Cook, an influential local disc jockey who became the singer's manager. His contribution to soul/r&b has been overlooked, by many. He was a big influence on Elvis,that is evident in Elvis' style. The Epic label treated Hamilton as a major pop star and issued 16 albums by the artist. During the mid-60s, his career sank while recording with MGM Records and then RCA Records, and he died not long after suffering a stroke in 1969. His selection of music is strong and his voice carries each piece. Hallelujah.
Roy Hamilton - You Can Have Her
Roy Hamilton - Deep River