The Cherries

Big Beat 1269 –  Don’t Know Much About Love/ Why Don’t You Love Me & Treat Me Right Because I Been Loving You For A Long Long Time

Della 1215 – Make My Life Worth Living/ You Gonna Need Me

Not much else is known about this female duo other than what is garnered from the labels of their two 45s.  I would say that the Della release is the earlier of the two and sees them backed by The Rhythm Kings but I would place these releases right around the 69-70 timeframe, maybe a year either side.  The White Cliffs credit on the Della 45 could mean it is a New Orleans recording (although it seems a bit late for that to be definite) and this 45 has Hines controlling the production and songwriting.  You Know You Gonna Need Me is a fine midtempo dancer while the ballad Make My Life Worth Living is a reworked cover of an earlier Hines track which was recorded by The Queenettes for the Folkways Roots: Rhythm & Blues LP.  The Big Beat 45 sees Vicki Williams present as writer & contains the fine ballad Why Don’t You Love Me.  These are two strong 45s & I would love to know a bit more about the group’s biography.  You Know You Gonna Need Me is also the same song recorded by Edward St Ann as “More Luck To You Baby” and both are extremely similar to Baby Lots Of Luck  by The Valentinos on SAR.

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