The Wallace Brothers – The Wallace Brothers & Patterson Twins (1980/2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

The Wallace Brothers – The Wallace Brothers & Patterson Twins (1980/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:50 minutes | 588 MB | Genre: Soul
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Promoted as a duet, the Wallace Brothers were actually a six-man band with cousins John Simon and Ervin Wallace on lead vocals. Another Wallace (no kin to the brothers) brought the six-piece band to Cleveland Warnock’s attention in 1963. Other Wallaces, Cooky and Earnest, also joined; Ervin played the guitar and Earnest the organ.

Warnock wrote songs with Billy Bardon in the ’40s and ’50s for movie cowboy Jimmy Wakely, and never strayed far from the music business. He liked the Wallace Brothers and their potential. Their members ranged from 14 to 16 years of age and all attended Archer High School in Atlanta. Warnock transported them from Atlanta to his East Point, Georgia, home for basement rehearsals. “Faith” b/w “I’ll Let Nothing Separate Me,” written by Earnest, was their first single. Cleveland’s newly founded Royal label launched the Wallace Brothers in 1963.

Now recording artists, the Wallace Brothers stepped up their gigging. Nashville disc jockey John Richbourg of WLAC played “Faith” on his popular radio program and generated some interest. A deal was struck with Russell Sims, and subsequent copies of “Faith” and the Wallace Brothers’ future recordings bore the Sims Records logo. Warnock received a percentage of sales from Sims and co-publishing rights to the Wallace Brothers’ songs. With Richbourg touting “Faith,” many R&B stations east of the Mason-Dixon line added the single to their rotations.

Their second single, 1964’s “Precious Words” b/w “You’re Mine,” opened more doors. It spent six weeks on the Cash Box Black music survey, but never climbed higher than number 31. Claudia Robinson, a blue-eyed soul singer/writer listed as Claud Robinson, wrote the song.

1-1. Patterson Twins – Looking for a Lover (02:00)
1-2. Patterson Twins – Come to Me (02:43)
1-3. Patterson Twins – Good Thing (02:29)
1-4. Patterson Twins – Back in Love Again (03:04)
1-5. Patterson Twins – To Be Lonely (02:37)
1-6. Patterson Twins – He’s a Loser (03:11)
1-7. The Wallace Brothers – Woman, Hang Your Head in Shame (02:04)
1-8. The Wallace Brothers – I Stayed Away Too Long (02:17)
1-9. The Wallace Brothers – My Mother-in-Law (02:40)
1-10. The Wallace Brothers – I Need Someone (02:27)
1-11. The Wallace Brothers – Airborne Shuffle (02:09)
1-12. The Wallace Brothers – My Baby’s Gone (03:04)


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