Philadelphia-based drummer Don Gardner and Louisiana-born organist Dee Dee Ford forged a strong musical partnership lasting for four years in the early sixties. They scored their biggest hit and reached the Top five on Billboard's R&B chart in '62 with their call-and-response classic, "I Need Your Lovin'". This 26-track collection features all their major hits.
Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Singing drummer Don Gardner and vocalist/Hammond organist Dee Dee Ford were knocking them dead at Small's Paradise in Harlem when they suddenly scored big with the call-and-response rave-up "I Need Your Lovin'" in 1962. This 26-track collection rounds up all the material recorded for Bobby Robinson's Fire label, all taken from sparkling stereo masters. Robinson augmented the duo with top-flight New York R&B session players, and their rhythmic core is what drives these tracks, proto-soul drenched in gospel. Well worth picking up. ~ Cub Koda