Thursday, June 23, 2016

Big Eyed Baby

Linc and The Linnettes

Big Eyed Baby

Palette PZ 5112

"Some Day" on the flip is by The Linnettes, an obscure girl group.  From Washington D.C., I'm inclined to think.  Firstly, Duke Leonard, here the songwriter and the producer, managed Barry Darvell and co-wrote with him several songs. Barry Darvell was from Washington.
Secondly, The Saxtons, the band behind Linc & the Linnettes were a D.C. area's club band led by Joe Stanley.  They  backed Big Joe Turner, Sam Cooke, Little Anthony, The Ames Brothers, Lloyd Price, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Bobby Rydell, Jackie Wilson, Dion & the Belmonts, Freddie Cannon, and many, many others on local performances. 

But who are The Linnettes and who is Linc, I've no idea.  Lincoln Chase perhaps? 

Produced by Morty Wax and Duke Leonard


  1. Linc Link from DC no Wray! Guess not rough enough in vocal

  2. Have you ever had the opportunity to talk (e-mail) with Barry Darvell? He had a website but no longer up. I e-mail him once but alas no response. My favorite records was "It's Raining, It's Pouring" and the flip, "When You're alone" on Providence Records.