Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Song - The Glories' "My Sweet Sweet Baby" (1968)

Here's one of the finest moments from the short lived girl group The Glories.

Written by M. Ervin., the wonderfully vibrant and evocative  "My Sweet Sweet Baby" was released as a single back in 1968. The song was produced by Bob Yorey and arranged by Teacho Wiltshire.

The single was backed with the B-side, Stand By (I'm Coming Home) - written by Kenneth Ruffin.

The Glories were formed by leader Frankie Gearing  - a Floridian transported to New York  - along with producer Bob Yorey.

Later, Mildred Vaney and Delores Brown were recruited to be in the group.

The Glories first release "I Stand Accused" was a minor hit. However, further singles - despite being quality  releases - failed to chart. And this fantastic number certainly should have been a smasheroo!. 

The Glories were later taken under the wing of Memphis master Willie Mitchell. Dolores Brown left the group - to be replaced by Lois Reeves - and the group became Hi Records hitmakers Quiet Elegance, once again featuring Frankie's glorious vocals.

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