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Due this week!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast! Skip to content. Whats new!? Soaring sunshine for the ears! Unlimited access to audio clips. Keeps Gripsweat ad-free. Gripsweat is a searchable archive of past rare vinyl record sales and auctions.
None of the records on the site are for sale, these are all completed sales and auctions. Gripsweat is intended to be used a resource for pricing vinyl records. This is only a rough guide, however. Record prices and the record market are highly dependent on condition and individual records' pressing details. Impressed, it was Gizmo who christened Morisette "Two-Voice" after his performance.
He began playing the local clubs and was soon asked to open for Guitar Slim at Club Harlem. After that he opened a lot of local gigs and began jamming with local rhythm n blues bands. In Morisette and Sam Cooke met for the first time. Sam had just joined The Soul Stirrers and was on his way to California.
Most accounts of this particular meeting differ slightly but it's no secret that Sam and Johnnie really took a shine to each other. Come Morisette started making way for California himself. He did however, spend a few months in New Orleans beforehand. Once in L. Deterred by lack of payment and chemistry with Dootsie, Morisette returned to the streets where he earned a rep as "the singing pimp". However, Specialty followed it up with the additional recordings from the session.
But when George Reeves who played Superman on TV committed suicide shortly after the single's release, it was withdrawn. Morisette began jamming with The Robins but not much materialized there, then late in Sam Cooke and Morisette met for the second time. Alexander and asked Morisette if he was interested. After a couple meetings a hand-shake contract was cemented. Cooke thought Morisette's real name was pretty and had him change it from Johnny "Two-Voice".
Morisette recorded a half dozen further sessions at SAR between and The success of this song took Morisette all over the country. The nine singles in total issued by SAR showcased a gradient array of styles from Morisette -- doo wop to the blues, deep soul to jazz -- and all drawn from his gospel roots and all delivered with ease. If had not been for that mournful December morning in ; the death of Sam Cooke and subsequent downsizing of SAR, things would have likely turned out different for Morisette.