Labi Siffre

Real Name:
Claudius Afolabi Siffre
Profile:
British vocalist, musician, and artist.

Born: 25 June 1945 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK.

Brought up in London, Siffre is the son of an English mother and Nigerian father. After jobs such as mini-cab driver and delivery man he started to concentrate on music full-time leaving for Cannes, France to play guitar with a variety of soul musicians and bands. He returned to the UK in the late 1960s and enjoyed solo hits in 1971 with "It Must Be Love" (later covered by Madness) and "Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying".

Although "Watch Me" (1972) was his last hit of the 1970s, he made a spectacular comeback with "(Something Inside) So Strong" (1987).

In recent years Siffre's work has been reassessed by a new generation after the break from his song "I Got The" from album "Remember My Song" (1975) (and featuring Chas And Dave as session musicians!) was sampled by Eminem in his breakthrough hit "My Name Is" (1999).

Siffre nowadays spends much of his time writing poetry which deals with gay rights and other world issues.
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Albums

2310 028 Labi Siffre — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Labi Siffre (Album) Pye International, Pye International 2310 028 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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2310 114 The Singer And The Song — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre The Singer And The Song (Album) Pye International, Pye International 2310 114 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
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NSPL 28163, NSPL.28163 Crying Laughing Loving Lying — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Crying Laughing Loving Lying (Album) Pye International, Pye International NSPL 28163, NSPL.28163 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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CN 1689/S Stereo Pop Special-31 — Labi Siffre Frampton's Camel / Labi Siffre Frampton's Camel / Labi Siffre - Stereo Pop Special-31(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1689/S UK 1972 Sell This Version
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2310 315 For The Children — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre For The Children (Album) Polydor 2310 315 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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L 35750 Happy — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Happy (Album) EMI L 35750 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
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8X-EMC 3065, 0C 346 ○ 05791 Remember My Song — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Remember My Song (Album) EMI, EMI 8X-EMC 3065, 0C 346 ○ 05791 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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CN 2665/S Wavendon 76 — Labi Siffre Humphrey Lyttelton / Labi Siffre Humphrey Lyttelton / Labi Siffre - Wavendon 76(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2665/S UK 1976 Sell This Version
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837 369-4, ZWOL 9 So Strong — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre So Strong (Album) China Records, Polydor 837 369-4, ZWOL 9 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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CN 5388/S On Stage — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre / Courtney Pine Labi Siffre / Courtney Pine - On Stage(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5388/S UK 1989 Sell This Version
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600 333 Man Of Reason — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Man Of Reason (Album) China Records 600 333 France 1991 Sell This Version
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356 8822 The Last Songs — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre The Last Songs (Album) EMI 356 8822 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

2001 065 A Little More Line — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre A Little More Line (Single) Polydor 2001 065 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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2001 099 Too Late — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Too Late (Single) Pye International 2001 099 Scandinavia 1970 Sell This Version
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AS 118 Lordy / Make My Day — Labi Siffre Neil Diamond / Labi Siffre Neil Diamond / Labi Siffre - Lordy / Make My Day(7", Jukebox) UNI Records, Polydor AS 118 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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2001 078 Demasiado Tarde = Too Late / Quizás Mañana = Maybe Tomorrow — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Demasiado Tarde = Too Late / Quizás Mañana = Maybe Tomorrow(7", Single, Mono) Polydor 2001 078 Chile 1970 Sell This Version
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7N.25542 Thank Your Lucky Star / When You Find You Need A Friend — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Thank Your Lucky Star / When You Find You Need A Friend (Single) Polydor 7N.25542 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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7N 25572 It Must Be Love  — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre It Must Be Love (Single) Pye International 7N 25572 Ireland 1971 Sell This Version
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7N.25560 Get To The Country — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Get To The Country (Single) Pye International 7N.25560 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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7N.25586 Watch Me — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Watch Me (Single) Polydor 7N.25586 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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ITFK 4648 Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (Single) Pye International ITFK 4648 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
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7N 25629 If You Have Faith — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre If You Have Faith (Single) Pye International 7N 25629 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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ITFK 5002 Give Love — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Give Love (Single) Pye international ITFK 5002 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
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5C 006-96223 (Just) A Little More Line / Some Say — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre (Just) A Little More Line / Some Say(7") EMI 5C 006-96223 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
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EMI 2204 Dreamer — Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Dreamer (Single) EMI EMI 2204 UK 1974 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

December 10, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
"for the children" album should have UK 2006 Cd release listed

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