Clyde McPhatter - Atlantic 1199 (1958)

Here we have one of the most recognizable voices of not just the early rhythm & blues era, but any era. Clyde McPhatter, born in North Carolina, was responsible for the success of such early groups as Billy Ward & His Dominoes and the first incarnation of The Drifters, which he founded and assembled at the request of Atlantic Records' head, Ahmet Ertegun.

A Lover's Question was unarguably his greatest solo effort.

A secret for a long time, Ruth Brown acknowledged that McPhatter was the father of her son, Ron. Ron has acted in several movies and has portrayed The Platters' lead singer, Tony Williams...opposite Halle the Frankie Lymon biopic, Why Do Fools Fall In Love.

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