|A||Only A Fool||2:35|
|B||Thank You Love||2:40|
|DM 202||Clyde McPhatter||Only A Fool (7")||Deram||DM 202||UK||1968|
|45-85032||Clyde McPhatter||Only A Fool (7", Single)||Deram||45-85032||US||1968|
|DM 202||Clyde McPhatter||Only A Fool (7", Single, Dem)||Deram||DM 202||UK||1968|
|45-85032||Clyde McPhatter||Only A Fool / Thank You Love (7", Single, Promo)||Deram||45-85032||US||1968|
Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, c. 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. McPhatter's high-pitched tenor voice was steeped in the gospel music he sang in much of his early life. He was the lead tenor of the Mount Lebanon Singers, a gospel group he formed as a teenager
Clyde McPhatter was one of the great lead R&B singers of the 1950s. His emotive high tenor voice led his vocal group, The Drifters, to tremendous popularity. McPhatter, in partnership with his manager George Treadwell, went through many of the Mount Lebanon Singers and other colleagues before coming up with a four-voice and guitar core ensemble. The 1960s brought modest success after McPhatter left Mercury, including a performance album entitled Live at the Apollo, but his audience base was clearly dwindling. Like other American R&B artists, he revivified his career with a move to the . where many of his earlier records were only then being released.
Clyde McPhatter (November 15, 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an influential African-American R&B singer, born in Durham, North Carolina. He was raised in a religious Baptist family, and formed a gospel group in 1945 after his family moved to New Jersey. They soon relocated to New York City, and McPhatter joined the Mount Lebanon Singers, a popular gospel group.
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters. 3. Without Love (There Is Nothing). 4. Long Lonely Nights. 2005 Warner Strategic Marketing. More By Clyde McPhatter. Deep Sea Ball: The Best of Clyde McPhatter.