Sunday, March 15, 2015


Bobby Jones

(Ook A Jook A Jook A Jook A)
Eddie Curtis, Amelia Music ASCAP
Arranged, conducted and produced by Marty Edwards

Kitten 707
Division Of Bearcat Productions

Not the soul Chicago singer.  This was possibly his sole record.   Also possibly the sole record on this Kitten label.

Eddie Curtis, the songwriter (and owner of Amelia Music) was also an arranger and a singer. He was born in Galveston, Texas, on July 17, 1927.  He became interested in music at an early age, and by the age of 15, had led his own band.  Curtis composed hundreds of songs, including the R&B hits “Lovey Dovey” (recorded by the Clovers and other artists) and “It Should've Been Me” (made famous by Ray Charles). He also wrote several songs that were recorded by Connie Francis. 

His records can be found on Gee (as Eddie "Tex" Curtis), Atco, Okeh, Dot, Bear Cat, etc.  
Curtis died of prostate cancer on August 22, 1983, in New York.     

Marty Edwards is a much obscure figure.  One thing is intriguing : his name is only found on Eddie Curtis related records (as composer or singer), including a credit as music composer and lyricist on the Raftis single "The Louisville Lip" issued in 1971.  Marty Edwards was almost probably a Eddie Curtis pseudonym, I guess.

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