Johnny White (2)
This guy is a different artist to the much better known Johnny White from the Carolinas but (It’s Your Friend) That’ll Do You Wrong well deserves its place in these pages. It is a quality ballad with tasty blues influenced chord changes, on which writer White is softly effective with a tough tone. The arrangement is classic southern soul – just right for me. The other side of this terminally obscure disc is bouncy uptempo R & B. The publishing for this 45 suggest a Florida connection – could Johnny have come from the Sunshine state?
(Its your friend) that’ll do you wrong / I never loved a woman ~ DAU 103 (mid 60s)
Thanks to experts Brian Poust and Jason Perlmutter for info.