Georgia singer Little Clarence recorded session for Clifford Hunter in Atlanta who issued a couple of 45s on his eponymous label – as well as leasing out a couple of tracks to Vee Jay who never got round to putting them out for some reason or another. The first single included a very tasty R & B thumper called “Since My Baby” which Clarence gave the gruff and tough vocal rendition it deserved. The other side Broken Hearted was a blues ballad of considerable power. This has another quality vocal to enjoy – the overall effect is a splendid blend of soul & R &B. The second Hunter 45 features “Come Into My Heart” which is identical to “Since My Baby” from the earlier disc, and another hard hitting ballad Someone To Love. Check out Clarence’s fine hard hitting tones on this one. The two unissued cuts “It’s Alright” and “Nightime” are just as good as Clarence’s Hunter tracks – and are very much in the same vein – so it is a real mystery as to why they never appeared.
More info on this artist – including his full name - would be very welcome.
Note ~ The two unissued tracks can be found on the P-Vine CD “The Vee Jay R & B Rarities Deeper”.