I've always had a soft spot for these early, innocent sounding tracks and this was in fact one the first soul 45s I ever bought. Strangely enough I don't think I've featured The Intruders before on these pages, which is odd since I love lead singer Sam "Little Sonny" Brown's voice. Time to make that right then.
The Intruders were formed in 1960 as a doo-wop group and consisted of aforementioned Sam Brown together with Eugene Daughtery, Phillip Terry, and Robert Edwards. They cut their first record on Gowen records, local Philadelphia label in 1961, and had a further release on the same label in '62. This 1964 cut is their third release and was, although released on a New York label, written, produced and recorded in Philadelphia by Frank Bendinelli and Leroy Lovett, a production duo that were the king-pins of production in the city of Brotherly Love before Gamble & Huff came along. Not one of their strongest sellers, they had far more success later on with "Cowboys to Girls" and "Love Is Like (A Baseball Game") to name but a few, but still one of my personal favourites by them. Enjoy!
"But You Belong To Me"