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 breakthrough 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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Albums

126986, 126987 Labi Siffre - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-302 / 303 album art Various Make My Day and 1 more… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-302 / 303(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 126986, 126987 UK 1970 Sell This Version
127898, 127899 Labi Siffre - Pick Of The Pops For You D.J.-332 album art Various I Love You and 1 more… Various - Pick Of The Pops For You D.J.-332(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 127898, 127899 UK 1971 Sell This Version
129475, 129476 Labi Siffre - Pick Of The Picks For Your D.J.-368 album art Various If Only You Were Mine and 1 more… Various - Pick Of The Picks For Your D.J.-368(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 129475, 129476 UK 1971 Sell This Version
128799, 128800 Labi Siffre - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-360 album art Various A Feeling I Got and 1 more… Various - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-360(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 128799, 128800 UK 1971 Sell This Version
130763, 130764 Labi Siffre - Top Of The Pops-403 album art Various Let It Be and 2 more… Various - Top Of The Pops-403(LP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 130763, 130764 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre - Thanks For 100 Million Philips Televisions album art Various Thanks For 100 Million Philips Televisions (English Version) Various - Thanks For 100 Million Philips Televisions (Album) Philips, Philips, Philips Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre - The Prince's Trust Concert 1987 album art Various So Strong Various - The Prince's Trust Concert 1987 (Album, Comp) A&M Records South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre - Zart Rock Vol. 2 album art Various I Will Always Love You Various - Zart Rock Vol. 2 (Comp) Polystar (3) Europe 1992 Sell This Version
QM-90774 Labi Siffre - It's Cliff Richard - Show No.3 album art Cliff Richard Dreamers Cliff Richard - It's Cliff Richard - Show No.3(CD, Album, Unofficial) Quality Music Inc. QM-90774 UK 1994 Sell This Version
AA 002 Labi Siffre - On Track Volume 2 album art Kon & Amir I Got The Kon & Amir - On Track Volume 2(2xCD, Mixed) Not On Label (Kon & Amir Self-released) AA 002 US 1998 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre - Original album art DJ Neil Armstrong Slim Shady Represents DJ Neil Armstrong - Original (Comp) Triple Threat Mix Tapes US 2001 Sell This Version
WMTV129 Labi Siffre - Loving You - 60 Beautiful Love Songs To Show How Much You Care album art Various (Something Inside) So Strong Various - Loving You - 60 Beautiful Love Songs To Show How Much You Care(3xCD, Smplr) Rhino UK WMTV129 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Labi Siffre - Original album art DJ Neil Armstrong Slim Shady Reps DJ Neil Armstrong - Original(Box + Cass, Mixtape, Promo + M/Stick, MP3, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2011 Sell This Version
JV 570036 Labi Siffre - The Party album art Orchestre National De Jazz Who Is Clutterbuck ? Orchestre National De Jazz - The Party(CD, Album) Jazz Village JV 570036 France 2014 Sell This Version
none Labi Siffre - Retrogression Retro Passion album art PiCKY* I Got The PiCKY* - Retrogression Retro Passion(Cass, Mixtape, F60) Coast2Coast Tapes none Germany 2017 Sell This Version
DCD2401 Labi Siffre - The Royal Concert album art Various (Something Inside) So Strong Various - The Royal Concert(2xCD) Disky DCD2401 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FRIZ 1-1 Labi Siffre - For Promo Only album art Various Nothing's Gonna Change Various - For Promo Only(LP, Promo) Chrysalis FRIZ 1-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ALLP-166 Labi Siffre - Confidential Interfolk - A Compendium Of Today's Folkscene Vol.2 album art Various May Be To Morrow Various - Confidential Interfolk - A Compendium Of Today's Folkscene Vol.2(LP, Album) Autogram ALLP-166 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

662 558 Labi Siffre - Whats Goin On album art Life Aid Armenia What's Going' On (Extended Version) Life Aid Armenia - Whats Goin On(CD, Single) Island Records 662 558 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BORN-D1 Youth Alive! Schooldays Youth Alive! - Born To Be Free Peace And Reconciliation For South Africa(CD, EP) Looking Forward Records BORN-D1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NUXP 006 Labi Siffre - Good Times 2 - 3 Track Album Sampler album art Various The Vulture Various - Good Times 2 - 3 Track Album Sampler(12", W/Lbl) Nuphonic NUXP 006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SHE 019 Labi Siffre - The G-Unit / Shady Originals album art Various I Got The Various - The G-Unit / Shady Originals(12", Unofficial) Side Hustle Entertainment SHE 019 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Labi Siffre - No Title album art Various Love A Love A Love A Love A Love A Various - No Title(CDr, Single, Promo) Blue Note, Ideal Promotion, Capitol Music none Denmark Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

2499 007 Labi Siffre - Stars On Top album art Various Make My Day Various - Stars On Top(LP, Comp) Karussell 2499 007 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Labi Siffre - Stars On Top Vol. 2 album art Various Thank Your Lucky Star Various - Stars On Top Vol. 2 (Comp) Karussell Scandinavia 1971 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

December 10, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
"for the children" album should have UK 2006 Cd release listed

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