A West Coast singer of great power with a really tough tone, Marie Franklin had a recording career that stretched almost 15 years, but without seeming to have attracted any attention at all sadly, despite the fact that she never made a bad piece of vinyl. I hope my brief look at her recording career will prompt somebody to come forward with more details of her life and musical calling.
Both sides were written and produced by Willie Norfor, and they first appeared on his and Marie's? Normar label before also appearing on the more commonly seen Resist concern. A lthough the Maverick release was more overtly in the soul bag than her previous 45s, her singing was still blues based and full of passion and commitment.
Note also the involvement of Ernie Shelby as co-writer and co-producer on this Marie Franklin - You Aint Changed / Dontcha Bet No Money . Her one —off duet with Vernon Garrett on the sister label Venture label is another very good one. Without You is a bit deceptive. The addition of strings might give the listener an early thought that somehow the music has softened up a bit — but as Indian Wedding - Roy Orbison - Our Love Song as Marie and Vernon get started that idea goes out of the window.
They are just as hard hitting as before — nothing like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell whose duets the arrangement here is intended to Nada Sei (Apnéia) - Kid Abelha - Acústico MTV like. And of course Marie does the song justice — soaring all above the cooing background singers, confident and persuasive. What power she generates here! A sensational final track.
When you consider how many ladies of lesser talents are praised to the skies it makes you wonder why she has never garnered the plaudits she so richly deserved. The tracks are All these tracks must have been recorded at the time of the Terecor The version of "Bad Bad Woman" however is the Westbound one with the horn section surprisingly.
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