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6 December 1939, Rochester, New York, USA. Alaimo was a skilled songwriter and producer, whose most well-known recording was the soulful Everyday I Have To Cry. Very much a white Negro, Alaimo formed the Redcoats at the University of Miami and made his earliest recordings at the local Criteria Studios. These included the local hit I Want You To Love Me. In 1962 he signed to Checker Records, a subsidiary of the Chicago-based Chess Records group, recording an unsuccessful version of the dance song Mashed Potatoes, before taking the Arthur Alexander composition Everyday I Have To Cry into the Top 50. The song became a soul standard with later recordings by the McCoys, Ike And Tina Turner and Dusty Springfield. From 1965 to 1966 he was the star of the US television music series Where The Action Is. Alaimo made later records for ABC-Paramount Records (a cover version of Vince Guaraldis instrumental hit...