Candy And The Kisses

How about a bit of northern?

Sisters Candy and Suzanne Nelson along with Jeanette Johnson from Port Richmond NY are probably best remembered for the Cameo-Parkway released single The 81 in 1964 which has a typical upbeat girl-group sound of the times. They also produced a version of Mr Creator a track much loved in northern circles in the version cut by the Apollas.

Are You Trying To Get Rid of Me Baby has a more moody feel to it than their other releases and is probably my favourite track by the trio. Written by Ashford, Simpson & Armstead it was later released on 45 by the Crystals after their association with Phil Spector had ended.

Candy And The Kisses – Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby

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3 Responses to Candy And The Kisses

  1. Simon says:

    I've posted the Crystals version myself in the past – it's still my favourite of the two, but they're both good.

  2. drew says:

    I'm not that taken on the Crystals version Simon. I know this is going to sound mad but it's over produced, the horns and piano that come in just over the minute ten mark are overly fussy.

  3. Simon says:

    That's one of my favourite moments!

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