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Emile Ford

Emile Ford. British rock was pure white until 1959 when a shy West Indian, Emile Ford, rocketed in and out of favour. Born Emile Sweetnam in Nassau in 1937, he was discovered playing in London coffee bars and decked out with a repertoire similar to Fats Domino's (swinging standards).

He had a backing group, the Checkmates (originally comprising his brother George, John Cuffley and Ken Street), and their first record, 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?', was a million seller. Follow-ups, however, made little impression, and Ford's career was over in less than a year.

After dabbling in record production he moved to the Continent and still turns up occasionally on rock'n'roll revival shows.

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Emile Ford: The Best Of Emile Ford And The Checkmates
Art-Nr.: CDDR17510

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(1989/D.R.) 16 tracks (37:59) the original recordings. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? - Plus his other 1950s Hits!

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Emile Ford: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes For Me ? (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPLS798

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(2006/CASTLE) 15 tracks PYE 1959-62

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Emile Ford: Very Best
Art-Nr.: CDSEE309

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CD on SEE FOR MILES RECORDS by Emile Ford - Very Best

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Emile Ford: What Do Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS746

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​(2013/Jasmine) 58 rockin' tracks of Emil Ford & The Checkmates

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