Thursday, 12 November 2009

NS588 Sandra Phillips [1967] - World Without Sunshine [Broadway 403]


588 Sandra Phillips [1967] - World Without Sunshine [Broadway 403]
b/w Oki

Format: 45
Label:   Broadway
CatNo:  45-403
Year:    1967
Value:   £83

Thankfully loads of info on Ms Sandra Phillips courtesy of Ian Levine's YouTube prescence.  This was one of the very first Northern Soul records I bought (from Soul Bowl in Kings Lynn).

"Sandra Phillips' monster Blackpool Mecca anthem "World Without Sunshine". International singer and actress, Sandra Reaves Phillips was born in Mullins, S.C., sang in church and entered talent contests when she arrived in New York City. After performing in talent shows and singing in clubs around New York City, she landed a contract with Sue Records, 'You Succeeded' and 'World Without Sunshine,' then signed to EPIC/OKEH Records 'Hoping You'll Come Back', Canyon Records 'Too Many People In One Bed.' Her last single was 'Miss Fat Back' Brown Dog/Mainstream Records. In pursuit of her dreams she studied acting and won female leading role off-Broadway in Little Bit, garnered critical and audience acclaim as Mama Younger in the Broadway musical,Raisin. Ms.Reaves-Phillips received a Drama League Recognition Award for Rollin on the T.O.B.A on Broadway. She co-starred at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris in the original production of Black And Blue. Her numerous stage appearances include American Dreamsat the Negro Ensemble Company, Champeen, in which she starred as Bessie Smith, winning an Audelco Award for outstanding female performer, and the title role in the Citadel Theatre and Pittsburgh Public Theatre productions of Ma Raineys Black Bottom. Other stage appearances include Before it Hits Home at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.,Further Mo at New Yorks Village Gate, the national tours of One Mo TIme!, Miss Moffat,Dont Play Us Cheap, and the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.Off-Broadway she was featured in blues In The Night, Basin Street, and Stompin At The Savoy, and co-authoredOpening Night. She performed at The Cotton Club, The Supper Club, The Village Gate, Dangerfields and Sweetwaters in New York, the Cinegrill in Hollywood and the Groschenoper in Frankfurt, the Meridien LEtoile in Paris, Jaylins in Switzerland and The Casino in Lucerne. Sandra made her Carnegie Hall debut in Cavalcade Of Stars and performed in the W.C. Handy Anniversary Tribute at Lincoln Center. She continues to tour in the her shows: Bold & Brassy Blues, Glory Hallelujah Gospel! and Late Great Ladies of Blues and Jazz"

~Ian Levine

Ian Levine Production 1998

Filmed for "The Strange World Of Northern Soul" in late 1998. This was first recorded in 1967 and then we recut it in 1998 when we were filming our marathon six disc, twenty four hour massive documentary about the entire history of the Northern Soul scene, which contained 131 specially recorded performances of all the classics, and is still available on a six disc box set from Wienerworld. We tracked Sandra down to make this one and only one-time performance especially for us, for our ground breaking Encyclopedia Britannica of Northern Soul, and I am so glad that we did.

~Ian Levine

Sandra Phillips [] - You Succeeded [Broadway]

Sandra Phillips [] - I Wish I Had Known [Okeh 4-7310]


soul-strutter said...


Juan said...

Good to see you're back up and running! Link doesn't work on this one.