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Erma Franklin

The Cleo-Patrettes (members Erma Franklin, ......................................)

J. V. B. 23 - Say Would You Babe / No Other Love - 1953 

In the late 1950's Erma Franklin was approached by Berry Gordy and Billy Davis into becoming the first artist on their new upcoming record label. She even went to Chicago with the pair of them to see Phil Chess of CHESS records hoping they would distribute their label. But her father convinced Erma to stay at school and finish her education.  Erma subsequently enrolled in Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in business administration and secretarial science. Erma was later devastated when she learned that three songs originally intended for her to sing were recorded by others: "You Got What It Takes" by Marv Johnson, "All I Could Do Was Cry" by Etta James and "Sweetest Feeling" by Jackie Wilson.

Erma Franklin (Sister of Aretha Franklin and Carolyn Franklin) born in 13-March-1939 in Shelby, Mississippi, died 7-September-2002 in Northwest Detroit, Michigan - cause: cancer.

Epic 9468 - Don't Blame Me / What Kind Of Girl - 1961
Epic 9488 - Hello Again / It's Over - 1962
Epic 9511 - Each Night I Cry / Time After Time - 1962
Epic 9516 - Dear Mama / Never Again - 1962
Epic 9559 - Don't Wait Too Long / Time After Time - 1962
Epic 9594 - Have You Ever Had The Blues / I Don't Want No Mama's Boy - 1963
Epic 9610 - Abracadabra / Love Is Blind - 1963

The Lloyd Price Orchestra (Erma Franklin was the Orchestra's featured vocalist between her next solo recording contract)

Erma Franklin

Shout 218 - Big Boss Man / Didn't Catch The Dog's Bone - 1967
Shout 221 - Piece Of My Heart* / Baby What You Want Me To Do - 1967 (*Also recorded by Bettye Lavette )
Shout 230 - Open Up Your Soul / I'm Just Not Ready For Love - 1967
Shout 234 - Right To Cry / I'm Just Not Ready For Love - 1968
Brunswick 55403 - Gotta Find Me A Lover (24 Hours A Day) / Change My Thoughts From You - 1969
Brunswick 55415 - Savng My Love / You've Been Cancelled - 1969
Brunswick 55424 - I Just Don't Need You (At All) / It Could've Been Me - 1969
Brunswick 55430 - Whisper's (Gettin' Louder)* / (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling** - 1970 (* **Also recorded by Jackie Wilson)

Lp's 

Epic Ln-3824 - Her Name Is Erma - 1962 (Mono)
Tracks: Hello Again / Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye / What Kind Of Girl (Do You Think I Am) / Don't Blame Me / Detour Ahead / Time After Time / It's Over / Never Let Me Go / Each Night I Cry / Saving My Love For You / Pledging My Love / The Man I Love.
 

Epic Bn-619 - Her Name Is Erma - 1962 (Stereo)
Tracks: Hello Again / Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye / What Kind Of Girl (Do You Think I Am) / Don't Blame Me / Detour Ahead / Time After Time / It's Over / Never Let Me Go / Each Night I Cry / Saving My Love For You / Pledging My Love / The Man I Love
 

Brunswick Bl-754147 - Soul Sister - 1969
Tracks: By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Change My Thoughts From You / Light My Fire / You've Been Cancelled / For Once In My Life / Can't See My Way /// Hold On I'm Comin' / Saving My Love For You / Son Of A Preacher Man / Gotta Find Me A Lover (24 Hours A Day) / Baby I Love You.