Sonny Craver

I Wanna Thank You / I'm No Fool

Teri De : 007

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  • Artist: Sonny Craver
  • A Side: I Wanna Thank You
  • B Side: I'm No Fool
  • Label: Teri De
  • Format: 7"



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Once again we have the increasingly rare opportunity to laud the genius of Leonard Jewel Smith, a gifted independent Los Angeles artist / producer who's consistency for creating exceptional small label Norther Soul will never be eclipsed.

This 1970 Lenard Jewel Smith and Godoy Colbert collaboration for his NS revered "Delanieur" publishing, and the coveted "Teri De" label. Number 007 in the series, is distilled "Soul-Class" featuring Sonny's rich purring voice flooded with gratitude for his girls sweet love. "Jewel" reveals his gifts for the prodigious production. A sumptuous unobtrusive arrangement incorporating aerial horns, plucking guitar, soaring male vocal choruses enriching every moment with timely adornment of Sonny's consummate voice.

THIS IS CLASS!! as are all Lenard Jewel Smith's creations utilizing Los Angeles's rich vein street-soul.

To be fair, the equally fabulous flipside with Sonny "The Phanthom" Craver's on a San Diego session partnered by Chicago schooled master-producer/writer Otha Hayes. This time the pace is a step faster, peppered with vibes, string, soaring horns, shrill girls, a fabulous flute break make for a racing journey into Southern California Northern Soul that seamlessly carries you from one peak to another. Another top-drawer Northern Soul dancer, presented on one of the world's most-sought after record labels.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, impeccable full gloss vinyl. Strong Mint minus throughout. a real beauty!

A Side

  • Title: I Wanna Thank You

    B Side

  • Title: I'm No Fool
  • Year: 1970
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal