Monday, 13 December 2010

NS561 Florence DeVore [1965] - Kiss Me Now (Don't Kiss Me Later) [Phi-Dan 5000]

b/w: We're Not Old Enough
Format: 45
Label: Phi-Dan
cat No: 5000
Year: 1966
Value: £75 for Issue

The song was wriiten and produced by Bobby Susser.  After producing four singles in 1961 and 1962 with his childhood friend Paul Simon, for the group Tico and The Triumphs, which included Susser's first Billboard Hot 100 chart record "Motorcycle," on Amy Records, he concentrated on writing and producing rhythm and blues songs. In 1963, he wrote, produced, and sold the master recording of the song "Kiss Me Now" to Phil Spector. Though the song was not a big hit, it was the first release on Spector's new Philles Records subsidiary label, Phi-Dan Records, and received a good deal of interest within the music industry.
From 1965 through 1973 he wrote and produced songs for Florence DeVore, Sharon Redd, Lily Fields, Mamie Lee, Morgana King, Robert John, and Trini Lopez. 

Phi-Dan release only 10 45s all in 1965.  Other notable acts on Phi-Dan were The Lovelites, The Ikettes and Al DeLory (known on the scene for the instrumental 'Right On').

Other 45s tracked down by Florence DeVore include: (The Yew releases were also written and produced by Bobby Susser):

Florence DeVore [1966] - The Guy Next Door / ?
Florence DeVore [1972] - He Doesn't Love You / He's Got The Money Bags [Yew 1009] $40
Florence DeVore [1972] - It take A Lot To Love You / Look Out [Yew 1011]

As a bonus I've included a few tracks by Lily Fields.
Lily Fields - Changes (Unreleased GWP)

Lily Fields [1976] - Love Has So Many Meanings [Sunburst SU 536]

Lily Fields [1973] - Pleasure Me [Spectrum SP-139-A]

1 comment:

Soul Soulero said...

Good job on some of these gems. If you want to check out some addittional rare souldies email me at for a private invite. just keep it on the down low. Soulero