Curtis Knight / Johnny Darrow
Curtis Knight – Voodoo Woman
Johnny Darrow – Love Is A Nightmare
Curtis Knight – Voodoo Woman / Johnny Darrow – Love Is A Nightmare 45 (Outta Sight) 7″ Vinyl
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CURTIS KNIGHT Voodoo Woman
JOHNNY DARROW Love Is A Nightmare
CURTIS KNIGHT was born Mont Curtis McNear in 1929 and spent his early music career fronting his own band, the Squires, in Harlem.
However, he is best known for his association with Jimi Hendrix and his hand in promoting the future superstar. Hendrix featured on many of Knight’s songs, both as a member of his band in the studio and gigging around New York City, and on the later “Summer Of Love Sessions”.
Knight moved to London in the seventies forming the group Curtis Knight-Zeus and toured Europe extensively. He also wrote the book Jimi: An Intimate Biography in 1974. Featured here is his debut 45 from 1961 “Voodoo Woman”.
JOHNNY DARROW was born Johnny Moore in 1934 and is, of course, best remembered for his prolific career with singing super group The Drifters.
Moore (Darrow) first appeared on disc with The Hornets on the incredibly rare States 45, “Lonesome Baby”, from 1953. Two years later he joined The Drifters, for the first time, after an impromptu audition at a gig in Cleveland. Moore was drafted shortly afterwards and it would be some 8 years, in ’63, before he returned to the fold. In the interim he recorded for Melic and Sue as Johnny Darrow, cutting the “Love Is A Nightmare” in 1961. He also enjoyed short stints with the Clyde McPhatter Revue and The Drapers. Moore would go on to become the longest lasting member of The Drifters and the only one to span both of their major era’s in the USA and UK.