Merle Spears – I Want To Know – Atlantic


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Merle Calvin Spears was born on 25th October 19309 at Hollywood, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was singing in public from the age of 5. Merle recorded for the local New Orleans based “Whit” records in 1964, which was picked up by the national “Atlantic” records, who also released another “Whit” release by him in the following year. Merle was also featured on “What You Gonna Do” by Johnnie Jackson on Baton Rouge’s “J Mer” records in 1967, with that seemingly his last release. Merle Calvin Spears sadly died on 8th October 2009. This disc has a “drill hole” a bit of black marker on the label, light wear to the vinyl whilst retaining gloss – Conservatively graded in VG++ condition