Donnie Elbert

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Tags: soul northern soul new orleans rock and roll vocal male 70s american mellow oldies male vocalists rhythm and blues 50s rock n roll doo wop mod united states spotify rhythm & blues early soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 May 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 January 1989. Elbert’s prolific career began in the 50s as a member of the Vibraharps. His first solo hit, ‘What Can I Do?’, was released in 1957, but the singer’s career was interrupted by a spell in the US Army. Discharged in 1961, recordings for Parkway Records and Checker then followed, before Elbert the labels, Gateway/Upstate, co-founded by Robert Schachner in 1964. His reputation was secured by ‘Run Little Girl’ and ‘A Little Piece Of Leather’, compulsive performances highlighting Elbert’s irrepressible falsetto. The latter single became a standard in UK soul clubs when it was released on the Sue label and on the strength of this popularity Elbert went to the UK where he married and settled. The singer pursued his career with several releases, including an album of Otis Redding cover versions, Tribute To A King. Elbert returned to the USA in 1970 although his...

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