Soul Fantasy

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lew Kirton

Lew Kirton was born in Barbados where he first sang in his local Anglican choir and in local ensembles where he was known as Jigs Kirton. In 1969 he joined the Sam & Dave Revue as their drummer before becoming a member of The Invitations in 1972 and scoring a hit with "They say the girl's crazy". The Invitations in fact cut a number of Philly flavours for Silver Blue Records in the 70s that today remain extremely collectible. In 1977 he recorded the 12" single only release for which he is best known "Heaven in the afternoon" for Zagora Production and distributed by TK Records.

In 1979 signs as guest artist with Brad Baker. In 1980 "Just Arrived" was released on another TK subsidiary, Alston Records. It was his only album for the label, though while at TK Records. In 1983 Lew moved to New York and recorded a further album "Talk to me" for Believe In A Dream Records through Sony.

I have chosen the track entitled "I Can't Live Without You".

In 1986 the single "Don't wanna wait" became his last release to date. Lew still lives in New York where his newly recorded album awaits a release.

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