She Put The Hurt On Me – on the Sue label in the UK
A great track played frequently at the Brazennose Street Twisted Wheel club in Manchester. And probably first at the Flamingo in London. It was covered by Spencer Davis, sounding very much like New Orleans based Prince La La. Stevie Winwood often did the track live when appearing at the club and the group release an EP with the same name. Steve Winwood was singing this track as a sixteen year old – with a voice like a veteran RnB artist – it was quite incredible sounding just like Prince La La ! The fact that he was also an accomplished musician at this age, backing artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson II and John Lee Hooker was just an added bonus.
Prince La La’s real name is Lawrence Nelson and was a songwriter first and foremost – writing She Put The Hurt On Me which was originally intended to be released by Barbara George.
Other Prince La La Tracks: –
1961 – Prince La La – Things Have Changed –
ACE – Gumbo Stew
1962 – Prince La La – Gettin Married Soon – SUE – Sue Records Story