60s Soul: Patti DrewOctober 7, 2010
Patti Drew began her singing career as lead singer of the Drew-vels, which included her sisters Lorraine and Erma and bass vocalist Carlton Black. Drew grew up in Nashville TN and later moved with her family to the Chicago suburb of Evanston Ill.
All of her work is features top notch production and her voice is pure soul. I can’t get enough of this woman.
MP3: Patti Drew- Tell Him
Here’s her cover of track written by Otis Redding and covered more recently by the Black Crowes. From 1968:
Patti Drew left the music industry in 1971 and apparently still lives in the Evanston area. Here’s hoping she decides to hit the road one last time.
Here’s an unrelated but very similar track from 1963 that sounds a lot like Drew. I can’t find a bit of information about the band except that they had a couple minor hits on Laurie Records: