Soul Fantasy

Monday, February 15, 2010

Willie Clayton - What a way to put it 1984

Willie Clayton is an American singer-songwriter and producer. Born in the Deep South Indianola, Mississippi. He began performing gospel music in church as a youngster and then moved into the secular field as a lyricist, producer, and singer. Like many other American artists in the 1970’s, the young singer contracted to Hi Records in Memphis, where he worked with producer Willie Mitchell and the vaunted Hi rhythm section. Hi issued a series of fine Clayton efforts on its Pawn subsidiary, including "I Must Be Losin' You" , "It's Time You Made Up Your Mind" and "Baby You're Ready" but none of them hit. Finally, in 1984, Clayton enjoyed a taste of soul success when his "Tell Me" (produced by General Crook) and "What a Way to Put It" scored on to the R&B charts.

The single "What A Way To Put It / So tied up" was released on Compleat Records in 1984. Arranged and conducted by Don Burnside. Donald Burnside had collaborated as producer and songwriter with Norman Brown, Elaine And Ellen, Yvonne Gage, First Love, Chi-Lites and Gene Chandler. Produced by General Crook.
I have chosen the "What A Way To Put It". First recording by The Temptations on the album "Surface Thrills" in 1983. However Sam Dees and Ron Kersey wrote this song in 1980.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

1 comment:

Tonton D├ęcibel !!! said...

yes , Compleat rec. is a super label

where one of my favarit ' joe simon'

record her last lp in 85 'mr right'

i've the 92 lp from willie
with this song

never think it could be from 84 !