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Ida Sands

Start All Over Again b/w Don't Lose A Good Thing

A veteran of the game, Alonzo Tucker was the go-to writer for R&B king Jackie Wilson, and even floated the idea of an Ida Sands/Wilson duet record. But by the time Noah and Ida arrived in New York for a planned spring 1969 session, Wilson was no longer available. Instead, Sands took a stab at Tyrone Davis’ searing “Can I Change My Mind,” which had just dislodged Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” from atop the Billboard Hot R&B singles chart. Named after Ida and Noah Biggs’ love child Howard, Shiptown’s How Big subsidiary issued Sands’ sophomore single and three others before folding in 1972.