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Inez & Charlie Foxx – Mockingbird
(Sue Records  1964  SUEILP911)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Front Laminated Flipback Sleeve in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
 – Good condition apart from message written across back cover “to Lex luv Gen”

Vinyl in Excellent condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles mainly on Side 2 – there’s also a light intermittent scratch through the very last track)

Inez Foxx (born September 9, 1942) and her elder brother Charlie Foxx (October 23, 1939 – September 18, 1998) were an African-American rhythm and blues and soul duo from Greensboro, North Carolina. Inez sang lead vocal, while Charlie sang back-up and played guitar. Casey Kasem, and doubtless many others, mistakenly thought that the two were instead husband and wife.

Charlie Foxx began singing with a gospel choir as a child in the early 1950s, and was later joined by his sister Inez. In 1960 Inez traveled to New York City and recorded for Brunswick Records using the name Inez Johnston, but with little success. In early 1963, the pair introduced themselves to Henry ‘Juggy’ Murray, the owner of Sue Records, and sang him their arrangement of the traditional lullaby “Hush, Little Baby”. The song, re-titled “Mockingbird”, was released in 1963 and made the Top 10 on both the US rhythm and blues and pop charts. It was their most successful record, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. It was later covered by artists including Aretha Franklin, James Taylor and Carly Simon, Dusty Springfield, Etta James with Taj Mahal and Toby Keith.

The record company, keen to promote Inez Foxx as a solo singer, issued later recordings under her name alone, despite the presence of two voices on the records. Perhaps because “Mockingbird” was seen as a novelty record, the pair had difficulty following it up, although “Ask Me” and “Hurt by Love” made the lower reaches of the US charts, and “Hurt by Love” also reached the UK singles chart. In 1966 the pair joined Musicor Records and recorded for its subsidiary label, Dynamo. They returned to the pop charts in 1967 with “(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days”, and became known for their exciting live performances. They toured extensively in Europe and their music played a key role in the development of the Northern soul movement, upon which scene they had the very popular “Tightrope” single.

Inez Foxx married songwriter and producer Luther Dixon in the late 1960s. Together they wrote, and he produced, the Platters’ mid-1960s return to hit-making with the single “I Love You 1000 Times”. Luther Dixon produced Inez and Charlie’s 1967 Dynamo album Come By Here, but the couple later divorced.

Inez also had some success recording on her own, beginning in 1969, but her popularity faded in the 1970s. Charlie was already working as a songwriter and record producer when they finally disbanded their act. Inez continued to record as a solo singer for Volt Records in the 1970s.

Charlie Foxx died from leukemia in 1998, at the age of 58.


A1C. Foxx – I. Foxx*Mockingbird 
A2C. Foxx*Ask Me 
A3C. Foxx – I. Foxx*Broken Hearted Fool 
A4C. Foxx*Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush 
A5C. Foxx – I. Foxx*Serchin For My. C.C. (sic) 
A6C. Foxx – I. Foxx*Hurt By Love 
B1C. Foxx – I. Foxx*Jaybirds 
B2C. Foxx*Sittin’ Here 
B3C. Foxx*Tom & Jim 
B4C. Foxx*Hi Diddle Diddle 
B5C. Foxx*Talk With Me 
B6C. Foxx – I. Foxx*He’s The One You Love


Weight1.00000000 kg


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