From the idiosyncratic mind of Nickel and Penny labels proprietor Richard Pegue sprouted these two sweet soul gems in 1969. The Perfections were merely the latest line-up of Pegue’s high school group the Norvells, at that point made up of Lamont Boston, Claude Wyatt, Larry Williams, and William Smith. He paired a new recording, the heavenly “Which One Am I,” featuring Cindy Redd from the Voices, with the little known recording “Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad,” originally released as the Norvells on Penny. ”Which One Am I” is signature Pegue, whose eccentric and stirring productions flirted with orchestral pop and gospel, but were always steeped in the doo-wop tradition of his youth.
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