Labi Siffre

Labi Siffre

Real Name:
Claudius Afolabi Siffre
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.

Labi Siffre Discography


2310 028 Labi Siffre Labi Siffre (Album) Pye International 2310 028 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2310 114 Labi Siffre The Singer And The Song (Album) Pye Records 2310 114 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
NSPL 28163 Labi Siffre Crying Laughing Loving Lying (Album) Pye Records NSPL 28163 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
2310 315 Labi Siffre For The Children (Album) Polydor 2310 315 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
EMC 3065 Labi Siffre Remember My Song (Album) EMI EMC 3065 UK 1974 Sell This Version
L 35750 Labi Siffre Happy (Album) EMI L 35750 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
839 193-2 Labi Siffre So Strong (Album) China Records, Polydor 839 193-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VSOP LP 137 Labi Siffre Make My Day (Album) Connoisseur Collection VSOP LP 137 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CHI 9018-2 Labi Siffre Man Of Reason (Album) China Records CHI 9018-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2001 099 Labi Siffre Too Late (Single) Pye International 2001 099 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
7N.25542 Labi Siffre Thank Your Lucky Star (Single) Polydor 7N.25542 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7N 25572 Labi Siffre It Must Be Love / To Find Love (Single) Pye International 7N 25572 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7N.25560 Labi Siffre Get To The Country / A Feeling I Got (Single) Pye International 7N.25560 UK 1971 Sell This Version
S - 53.659, 2001 301 Labi Siffre Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (Single) Pye International S - 53.659, 2001 301 Yugoslavia 1972 Sell This Version
7N.25586 Labi Siffre Watch Me (Single) Polydor 7N.25586 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001 486 Labi Siffre If You Have Faith (Single) Pye International 2001 486 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
2001 430 Labi Siffre Give Love (Single) Pye international 2001 430 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
EMI 2526 Labi Siffre You've Got A Hold On Me (Single) EMI EMI 2526 UK 1976 Sell This Version