Saturday, 8 January 2011

NS524 John Leach [1965] - Put That Women Down [Lawn L-256-P]

b/w: Love Don't Turn
Format: 45
Label: Lawn
Cat No: L-256-P
Year: 1966
Value: $750-$1150

Lawn was a subsidiary of Swan records of which this was the penultimate release in 1965. This sounds very blue-eyed to these ears but nevertheless this was a monster all-nighter tune in the late 70s.  Scanning through the Lawn roster, other notable 'Northern' acts include Modern Red Caps, Billy Harner and Larry Clinton ('She's' Wanted In Three States')  all of whom I believe also to be white acts, so perhaps this was a 'white' offshoot of Swan records?

'Put That Woman Down' and the flip side were written by General Norman Johnson (Chairman Of The Board)  and is reminiscent of the style put out by The Showmen ('Our Love Will Grow') of which he was a member ansd who also recorded for Swan.

Released in the UK on Destiny in 1979 owing to huge demand.

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