Lorraine Chandler ‎– I Can't Change / What Can I Do

Ashford ‎– ASH-1001
Vinyl, 7", Single

Tracklist Hide Credits

A I Can't Change
Arranged By – J. Ashford*, J. Hunter*Producer – Paul Robinson (4)Written-By – Terry*, Ashford*
B What Can I Do
Arranged By – Mike Terry*Producer – Pied Piper ProductionsWritten-By – Terry*, Ashford*

Companies, etc.


1970's pressing.

A - Millbridge / Earlbarb Music (BMI). A GWP Pied Piper Production exclusively released to Soul Galore Productions.
B - EarlBarb / Caldwell (BMI). Exclusively released to Soul Galore Productions. A Pied Piper Production.

Runout - MR is in a circle, stamped both side. Also unidentifiable squiggle after 'ASH-1001-A' & 'ASH-1001-B'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): ASH-1001-A △ 96979
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): ASH-1001-B △ 96979 - X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A+B runout - stamped): (MR)
  • Rights Society: BMI



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July 28, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
Motor City soul singer, songwriter, and producer Lorraine Chandler was born and bred in Detroit, she met songwriter and producer Jack Ashford, previously known for his own percussion work with the Funk Brothers, and together they penned 'I'm Gone', a 1966 single for singer Eddie Parker.
After collaborating on the O'Jays' 'I'll Never Forget You', Ashford convinced Chandler to sign on full-time with his fledgling Pied Piper Productions not only as a writer but also as a performer. Her first single, Ashford and Mike Terry's 'What Can I Do', appeared on Jo Armstead's Giant label in 1966, becoming a smash in Detroit and Chicago. RCA then picked up the song for national distribution, soon followed by Chandler's sophomore effort, 'I Can't Hold' On. RCA also cut a production deal with Pied Piper that resulted in a series of Chandler-authored singles for the likes of the Cavaliers, the Metros, and Willie Kendrick. While in Chicago for an RCA-funded session, she also cut her third solo single, 1967's 'I Can't Change'. That same year, Chandler also recorded an unreleased version of the title theme to the James Bond film 'You Only Live Twice'. (Nancy Sinatra's rendition was instead present over the opening credits.) Credits and thanx to the Soul Strutter Blog.