To Win Your Heart – 1966 Ric Tic
DIRTY MAN – (CHESS)
UPTIGHT GOOD MAN – 67
Womens’ Love Rights – TM 1969/70
Laura Lee recorded for CHESS at Rick Hall’s FAME studio in Muscle Shoals. Her songs were usually about men and their shortcomings but done with humour.
On Hot Wax she recorded: “Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary” “A Man with Some Backbone” “Women’s Love Rights”.
Her version of “Uptight Good Man” (Penn-Oldham writers) was very popular in Manchester.
This is the vocal made at Golden World – Ric – Tic with both JJ Barnes and Edwin Starr on backing vocals and many Motown musicians too: the instrumental version is called Festival Time from the San Remo Strings . This gets to 190 on Kev Roberts Top 500.
In 1979 she moved labels and released the great YOUR SONG.