TWO FACES HAVE I * LOU CHRISTIE * COLUMBIA 7031 * UK
Born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, he first recorded with the groups: the Classics and Lugee, and the Lions, after signing with Roulette records he was given the pseudonym Lou Christie - much against his desire and satisfaction He had a hit with his first record The Gypsy Cried, his follow up the above Two Faces Have I was also a million seller, as was, after a stint in the army, his third release, Lightning Strikes. Lou Christie like some other Italian Americans of the time: The Four Seasons and Timi Yuro, was popular with the British Modernist's, who's records they accepted alongside Soul and Blues artists. While Timi Yuro had a Soul voice and fortunately for a white artist was given good songs and sympathetic arrangements, Lou Christie, although his high falsetto voice was unusual it wasn't a regular Soul voice, yet it carried enough conviction, emotion and art that when given a Motownish backing, as on the above, it hit the spot back then for those stylish and discerning hipsters to check it.
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