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ESSEX Easier Said Than Done - A Walkin' Miracle

Easier Said Than Done - A Walkin' Miracle
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ESSEX: Easier Said Than Done - A Walkin' Miracle



Essex - Easier Said Than Done - A Walkin' Miracle CD 1
1: Easier Said Than Done
2: When I Meet My Baby
3: Where Is He
4: All In My Mind
5: Every Night
6: I Love Her
7: Are You Going My Way
8: Been So Long
9: Come On To My Party
10: I Have To Cry
11: Conga Laya
12: We Belong Together
13: A Walkin' Miracle
14: What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me
15: She's Got Everything
16: Curfew Lover
17: Why Do Fools Fall In Love
18: Dance Without Music
19: Crawl Before You Walk
20: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
21: More Than It Would Help
22: I Want The Real True Thing
23: I'd Do Anything
24: Quit While You're Ahead


Artikeleigenschaften von ESSEX: Easier Said Than Done - A Walkin' Miracle

  • Interpret: ESSEX

  • Albumtitel: Easier Said Than Done - A Walkin' Miracle

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B, Soul
  • Music Style Vocal Groups / Doo Wop
  • Music Sub-Genre 255 Vocal Groups/Doo Wop
  • Title Easier Said Than Done / A Walkin' Miracle

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0090431620427

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Essex"

The Essex

The Essex

Easier Said Than Done

Military service doomed more than a few doo-wop groups. It also brought a few together. Such was the case with The Essex, five U.S. Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Gary, Indiana's Rodney Taylor and New Brunswick, New Jersey's Walter Vickers had joined vocal forces in Okinawa before being shipped back stateside. They teamed with Billie Hill from Princeton, N.J. and New Yorker Rudolph Johnson, but it took 22-year-old lead Anita Humes, born in 1940 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to make the group special. She'd enlisted in the Marines in October of 1960 and was singing at Camp Lejeune's NCO club when they met.

A demo was sent to Roulette Records, where it was heard by industry vets George Goldner and Henry Glover. The group snared furloughs so they could audition in person in March of 1963. Within 24 hours, The Essex (named after Essex, County, N.J.) were in the studio. Goldner and Glover didn't realize that Easier Said Than Done, the work of fellow Marines William Linton and Larry Huff, was a hit with its 'tick-a-tick' rhythm (Linton transposed the tempo he heard as a teletype operator) and Anita's clear-as-a-bell lead. It was designated the flip side to Johnson's Are You Going My Way when Roulette pressed The Essex's debut platter that May.

Reaction from the public decreed a happier fate for Easier Said Than Done. That July, the song sat at the top of the pop and R&B hit parades. Decked out in their snappy Marine uniforms, The Essex looked like no other act on the 1963 scene. Military duties limited their concert appearances; Johnson was shipped out not long thereafter. The group encored that August with a similarly catchy A Walkin' Miracle, produced by Glover and credited to four writers dubiously including Levy (Humes received featured billing). It went to #12 pop and #11 R&B that fall. Soul singer Jimmy Radcliffe co-wrote The Essex' third consecutive hit late in the year, She's Got Everything. Anita left the Marines that October. Roulette issued a last Essex single in 1964, Curfew Lover, before launching Humes as a solo.

After eight months on the road with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars, Humes enlisted in the Army, married another soldier in October of '64 and settled into the routine of a military wife. Taylor was killed in a New York City robbery in 1966, the same year the reformed Essex, now Humes and two gents, cut a Bang single. A last 45 back on Roulette the next year and they were done. Anita Humes Chappelle was divorced and living in Harrisburg when she died May 30, 2010 at age 69.   

Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.15, 1963 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop

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