Sunday, October 6, 2013

God's Pocket Jukebox - #14 - The Spiders - I Didn't Want To Do It (1954)

No apologies for sticking in New Orleans and Imperial for this tune from a vocal group who had started out as the Zion City Harmonizers in 1947, but were turned away from gospel to popular work by legendary studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa. Maybe the title of this, their first hit, betrayed their reluctance to trade hymns for rhythm and blues, but they had four further R&B top 10 records before lead singer Chuck Carbo and his brother Chick broke up the group to start solo careers.

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