The Tuff label was owned by Abner Spector and although he was New York based his releases were distributed via Chess in Chicago, for whom he also acted as a sometime A & R man. This Lee Henry 45 was one of several really good 45s he put out, including singles by Vicki Anderson, Roscoe Robinson and Landy McNeill, but it seems to have been rather sadly neglected. “What Makes A Man Do Wrong” is hard soul with a bluesy feel to it, and this tinge is also present on the ballad flip Too Many Lies. Henry has a fine gruff, throaty tone, and the backing vocalists give him excellent doo wop styled support. The band sound good too – altogether a really effective blues ballad.
Spector passed away in September 2010.
What makes a man do wrong / Too many lies ~ TUFF 403 (1965)