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arthur alexander & sex


Marco Pirroni \”punk.\”, colegrave & sullivan. This comes courtesy of Crispin over at Reel Cool.

Better known here in the UK as the lead track on The Rolling Stones January, 1964 EP, this Alexander composition was originally the a-side of a Dot Records 45 released in the US in 1961.

Born in Sheffield, Alabama in 1940, Arthur Alexander was critically acclaimed as a Country Soul pioneer and cited by some as a major influence on the Beatles\’ John Lennon. A R&B hit on Nashville\’s Dot Records, the recording was laid down in a rudimentary studio occupying an old Tobacco warehouse in Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee River. It made enough waves across the Atlantic that it found its way onto the in store jukebox in Malcolm McLaren\’s SEX on the Kings Road, eventually making it onto Marco Pirroni\’s retrospective compilation.

ARTHUR ALEXANDER: YOU BETTER MOVE ON from \”You Better Move On b/w A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues\” 45 (Dot Records) 1961 (US)

PURCHASE SEX: TOO FAST TO LIVE TOO YOUNG TO DIE

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