This tough R & B singer from New York recorded a couple of 45s for the obscure Foxie label in the early 60s – and all four sides have their merits. The first release had a fine uptempo rocking side in “I’m Gonna Buy You” and the downbeat “The Clock”. This transitional R & B / soul hybrid has a lot going for it like the horn arrangement and the simple melody, but most of all Young’s restrained delivery. He doesn’t really cut loose like he does on the excellent rocker “Your Love Keeps Me Cool” which has some dance plays. If that track has Young’s best vocal performance, his efforts on the ballad Sad Night are pretty good too. This is a fine mix of doo-wop and soul which I like a lot – sometimes the simplest things are the best.
I’m gonna buy you / The clock ~ FOXIE 7009 (1962)
Your love keeps me cool / Sad night ~ FOXIE 7012 (1962)