Release Date: 2021
Label: Jasmine Records
1. I KNOW (YOU DON’T LOVE ME NO MORE)
2. LOVE (IS JUST A CHANCE YOU TAKE)
3. YOU TALK ABOUT LOVE
4. WHIP O WILL
5. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
6. DON’T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
7. WITHOUT LOVE
8. I NEVER KNEW
10. I’M IN A STRAIN
11. HONEST I DO
12. LET’S STEAL AWAY
13. IF YOU THINK
14. IF WHEN YOU’VE DONE THE BEST YOU CAN
15. SEND FOR ME (IF YOU NEED SOME LOVIN’)
16. BLESS YOU
17. THE RECIPE (FOR PERFECT FOOLS)
18. TRY AGAIN
Barbara George is, alongside Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville and Ernie K. Doe, one of the best known singers to come out of New Orleans.
She was instrumental in the early success of the A.F.O. label, set up as an artist’s co-operative in New Orleans in 1961.
Her self-penned hit ‘I Know’ was the label’s only big hit, reaching number 3 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 and spending 4 weeks at number one on America’s R&B chart. It remains one of the most popular of all the records produced in New Orleans.
The follow-up ‘You Talk About Love’ made number 46 on the Hot 100 after which she was lured away from A.F.O. and signed directly to the New York Sue label where she had another Hot 100 hit with ‘Send For Me’ later in 1962.
This CD package collects together her A.F.O. and Sue sides along with all the tracks from her only LP, named after her biggest hit ‘I Know’. Eighteen tracks chronicling the best of Barbara George.
The accompanying booklet includes all writing and publishing credits, label scans and contemporary music press adverts as well as Barbara George’s history from her days in New Orleans and her move to New York, a classic case of a bigger label exerting its power over a smaller competitor.