Welcome back to Mrs.Toons Soul Sundays.
Today's artist is another one of my favorite female singers.
Patti Drew with "Tell Him", "Working on a groovy thing" & "He's the One" she was born on December 29, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an American pop singer who achieved brief success in the late 1960s.
Drew was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and Evanston, Illinois, where she sang in church with her sisters, Lorraine and Erma. Drew's mother worked for a Capitol Records promoter, who heard Drew and her sisters sing in a church service and signed the group as the Drew-Vels. They first recorded "Tell Him" which was written by Carlton Black and not to be confused with "Tell Him" by The Exciters. The single release was a local hit and scraped the lower echelons of the national charts.
Drew signed as a solo artist to Quill Records in 1966 and soon after moved up to Capitol, issuing a new recording of "Tell Him" as her first single. It was a modest success and was the first of three charting singles. She released three albums before leaving the industry in 1971, though she recorded a one-off single in 1975 and sang locally in Evanston in the group Front Line in the 1980's. Patti Drew was a soul singer that had that original look & Sound. Thanks for Tooning In...