Players – Why Did I Lie – Minit


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This group was formed in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois when John Thomas and Collis Gordon recruited Herbert Butler to sing lead for them on a song they had written, ‘He’ll Be Back’. The trio was recorded by Calvin Carter, and signed with “Minit” records, a subsidiary of “Imperial” records. In the middle of the session Carter replaced Gordon and Thomas in the background with the veteran Dells. ‘He’ll Be Back’ became a national hit, deservedly so, but the follow-up, ‘I’m Glad I Waited’, lacking the back-up talent of the Dells and the songwriting talents of Gordon and Thomas, wasn’t as successful. The Players made an album and toured with a new line up of Butler, Joe Brackenridge, Otha Lee Givens and Tommie Johnson, but with no more forthcoming hits, they eventually faded. This disc from 1966 has  a black marker cross to the label on the flip and superficial scuffs to the vinyl, whilst retaining gloss, conservatively graded in VG+ condition, worth checking the flip too