Labi Siffre

Labi Siffre

Real Name:
Claudius Afolabi Siffre
Profile:
Labi Siffre, born 25 June 1945 and brought up in London, England, 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 60s and enjoyed solo hits in 1971 with "It Must Be Love" (later covered by Madness) and "Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying". Although "Watch Me" in 1972 was his last hit of the 70s, he made a spectacular comeback in 1987 with "(Something Inside) So Strong". In recent years Siffre's work has been reassessed by a new generation after the break from his song "I Got The.." was sampled by Eminem in his breathrough hit "My Name Is". Labi Siffre nowadays spends much of his time writing poetry which deals with gay rights and other world issues.
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Labi Siffre Discography

Albums

Labi Siffre Labi Siffre (Album) Pye International Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre The Singer And The Song (Album) Pye Records Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Crying Laughing Loving Lying (Album) Pye Records, Pye Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
CN 1689/S 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
Labi Siffre For The Children (Album) Polydor Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Remember My Song (Album) EMI UK 1974 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Happy (Album) EMI Australia 1975 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre So Strong (Album) China Records, Polydor UK 1988 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Make My Day (Album) Connoisseur Collection UK 1989 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Man Of Reason (Album) China Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Labi Siffre Too Late (Single) Pye International Scandinavia 1970 Sell This Version
AS 118 Neil Diamond / Labi Siffre Neil Diamond / Labi Siffre - Lordy / Make My Day(7", Jukebox) UNI Records, Polydor AS 118 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
2001 065 Labi Siffre A Little More Line(7", Single) Polydor 2001 065 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Thank Your Lucky Star (Single) Polydor UK 1971 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre It Must Be Love / To Find Love (Single) Pye International UK 1971 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Get To The Country / A Feeling I Got (Single) Pye International UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001220 Labi Siffre Get To The Country / A Feeling I Got(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 2001220 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (Single) Pye International Yugoslavia 1972 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Watch Me (Single) Polydor UK 1972 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre If You Have Faith (Single) Pye International Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre Give Love (Single) Pye international Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-96223 Labi Siffre (Just) A Little More Line / Some Say(7") EMI 5C 006-96223 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
EMI 2204 Labi Siffre Dreamer(7", Single) EMI EMI 2204 UK 1974 Sell This Version
none Labi Siffre Down / Old Time Song(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1975 Sell This Version
EMI 2357 Labi Siffre Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love(7") EMI EMI 2357 UK 1975 Sell This Version