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The Clyde McPhatter Era

Clyde McPhatter Discography

The Drifters’ first significant lead singer, Clyde McPhatter, would depart the group in October of 1954 due to receiving his draft notice from the armed services.  Clyde had taken a stance during his time with the Drifters insisting on a significant share of the group’s earnings – something that had been a sore point during his time with Billy Ward and his Dominoes.

McPhatter would move through Atlantic to MGM then to Mercury before signing on with Amy Records in 1965 and then Deram in 1968 and finally Decca all with no chart success.

45 – Atlantic 45-1077 – Love Has Joined Us Together (with Ruth Brown) – Charted Number 8 R&B Charts – Released November, 1955

45 – Atlantic 45-1081 – Seven Days – Charted Number 2 R&B Charts – Number 44 Hot 100 Charts – Released December, 1955

45 – Atlantic 45-1092 – Treasure of Love – Charted Number 1 R&B Charts – Number 18 Hot 100 Charts – Released April, 1956

45 – Atlantic 45-1117 – Without Love (There Is Nothing) – Charted Number 4 R&B Charts – Number 19 Hot 100 – Released November, 1956

45 EP – Atlantic 584 – Clyde McPhatter – Released 1957

45 EP – Atlantic 605 – Rock With Clyde McPhatter – Released 1957

45 – Atlantic 45-1133 – Just To Hold My Hand – Charted Number 6 R&B Charts – Number 26 Hot 100 Charts – Released April, 1957

45 – Atlantic 45-1149 – Long Lonely Nights – Charted Number 1 R&B Charts – Number 49 Hot 100 Charts – Released August, 1957

45 – Atlantic 45-1158 – Rock and Cry – Charted Number 93 Hot 100 Charts – Released September, 1957

45 – Atlantic 45-1170 – No Love Like Her Love b/w That’s Enough For Me – Did Not Chart – Released January, 1958

45 – Atlantic 45-1185 – Come What May – Charted Number 3 R&B Charts – Number 43 Hot 100 Charts – Released April, 1958

45 – Atlantic 45-1199 – A Lover’s Question – Charted Number 1 R&B Charts – Number 6 Hot 100 Charts – Released September, 1958

45 EP – Atlantic 618 – A Lover’s Question – Released January, 1959

45 – Atlantic 45-2018 – Lovey Dovey – Charted Number 12 R&B Charts – Number 49 Hot 100 Charts – Released March, 1959

45 – MGM 12780 – I Told Myself A Lie – Charted Number 70 Hot 100 Charts – Released March, 1959

45 – Atlantic 45-2028 – Since You’ve Been Gone – Charted Number 14 R&B Charts – Number 38 Hot 100 Charts – Released May, 1959

45 – MGM 12816 – Twice As Nice – Charted Number 91 Hot 100 Charts – Released July, 1959

45 – MGM 12843 – Let’s Try Again – Charted Number 48 Hot 100 Charts – Released October, 1959

45 – Atlantic 45-2038 – You Went Back On Your Word – Charted Number 13 R&B Charts – Number 72 Hot 100 Charts – Released January, 1960

45 – Atlantic 45-2049 – Just Give Me A Ring – Charted Number 96 Hot 100 Charts – Released January, 1960

45 – MGM 12877 – Think Me A Kiss – Charted Number 66 Hot 100 Charts – Released February, 1960

45 – Mercury  12843 – Ta Ta – Charted Number 7 R&B Charts – Number 23 Hot 100 Charts – Released July, 1960

45 – MGM 12949 – This Is Not Goodbye b/w One Right After Another – Did Not Chart – Released October, 1960

45 EP – Mercury 80 – Golden Blues Hits – Released 1961

45 – Mercury 71783 – Tomorrow Is A Comin’ b/w I’ll Love You Til The Cows Come Home – Double Sided Hit – Charted Numbers 103 and 110 Bubbling Under Charts – Released February, 1961

45 – Mercury 71841 – I Never Knew – Charted Number 17 R&B Charts – Number 56 Hot 100 Charts – Released June, 1961

45 – Mercury 71941 – Lover Please – Charted Number 7 Hot 100 Charts – Released February, 1962

45 – Mercury 71987 – Little Bitty Pretty One – Charted Number 25 Hot 100 Charts – Released May, 1962

45 – Mercury 72025 – Maybe b/w I Do Believe – Did Not Chart – Released September, 1962

45 – Mercury 72051 – The Best Man Cried – Charted Number 118 Bubbling Under Charts – Released October, 1962

45 – Mercury 72166 – From One To One – Charted Number 127 Bubbling Under Charts – Released August, 1963

45 – Mercury 72220 – Deep In the Heart Of Harlem – Charted Number 10 R&B Charts – Number 90 Hot 100 Charts – Released December, 1963

45 – Mercury 72243 – In My Tenement b/w Second Window, Second Floor – Did Not Chart – Released March, 1964

45 – Mercury 72407 – Crying Won’t Help You Now – Charted Number 22 R&B Charts – Number 117 Bubbling Under Charts – Released March, 1965

45 – Deram 85032 – Only A Fool b/w Thank You Love – Did Not Chart – Released August, 1968

Clyde McPhatter Selected Long Play Discography

None of Clyde’s LP’s managed to reach the popularity charts

LP – Atlantic 8024 – Love Ballads – Released November, 1958

LP – MGM 3775 – Let’s Star Over Again – Released August, 1959

LP – Atlantic 8031 – Clyde – Released September, 1959

LP – MGM 3866 – Clyde’s McPhatter’s Greatest Hits – Released July, 1960

LP – Mercury 60262 – Ta Ta – Released October, 1960

LP – Mercury 20655 – Golden Blues Hits – Released November, 1961

LP – Mercury 20711 – Lover Please! – Released May, 1962

LP – Mercury Wing 16224 – May I Sing For You? – Released May, 1962

LP – Mercury 20750 – Rhythm and Soul – Released November, 1962

LP – Mercury 60783 – Clyde McPhatter’s Greatest Hits – Released June, 1963

LP – Atlantic 8077 – The Best Of Clyde McPhatter – Released July, 1963

LP – Mercury 20902 – Songs of the Big City – Released April, 1964

LP – Mercury 20915 – Live At the Apollo – Released August, 1964

LP – Decca 75231 – Welcome Home – Released August, 1970

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