Don Gardner

Real Name:
Donald Gardner
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For the writer of "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" use Donald Yetter Gardner
Donald Gardner (born May 9, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. died September 4, 2018.)
Gardner’s legacy spanned eight decades starting in 1947 as a singer and songwriter. His biggest hit was “Need Your Lovin,” which rose to number four on the R&B charts in 1962 and was later recorded by Otis Redding, Tom Jones, and Jackie Wilson among others. After releasing his third album, he created his own group, The Three Bachelors, renamed The Sonotones. He later joined Dee Dee Ford and created an unforgettable duo. Don not only enjoyed success in the United States but also abroad where he toured with several artists. His success continued as a solo artist as well as partnering with Baby Washington in the 1970s. He remained in music as an artist and repertoire (A&R) manager into the 1980s.
Since Jazz was his first love, it was only natural that he became a member of the Board of the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts (PCC), eventually becoming Board president before joining the management of the newly built arts centre in Philadelphia (1995). The PCC was Don’s passion since its mission is to preserve the legacy of jazz and help young jazz musicians hone their skills and continue the legacy of musical excellence. During his time with the Philadelphia Clef Club, he served in a number of positions including Executive Director, President, Operations Manager, and the Facilities Manager.
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Albums

B-312(C) I Need Your Lovin' — Don Gardner Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Lovin' (Album) Fire Records (2) B-312(C) Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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SLP 39 Quintet In Sweden — Don Gardner Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford - Quintet In Sweden (Album) Sonet SLP 39 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
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MF 69613 Lay A Little Lovin' On Me — Don Gardner Baby Washington & Don Gardner Baby Washington & Don Gardner - Lay A Little Lovin' On Me (Album) Master Five MF 69613 France 1973 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

6133 A Dagger In My Chest / This Nearly Was Mine — Don Gardner Don Gardner A Dagger In My Chest / This Nearly Was Mine DeLuxe (2) 6133 US 1957 Sell This Version
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102 Sneakin' In / Only Love Brings Happiness — Don Gardner Don Gardner Sneakin' In / Only Love Brings Happiness(7") Cameo 102 US 1957 Sell This Version
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6155 Don Gardner I Don't Want To Go Home / There! I've Said It Again(7", Promo) DeLuxe (2) 6155 US 1957 Sell This Version
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214 Glory Of Love / Deed I Do — Don Gardner Don Gardner Glory Of Love / Deed I Do (Single) VAL-UE Records 214 US 1960 Sell This Version
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45 HSS 1018 Don't You Worry / I'm Coming Home To Stay — Don Gardner Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford - Don't You Worry / I'm Coming Home To Stay (Single) Fire Records (2) 45 HSS 1018 Netherlands 1962 Sell This Version
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508 Need Your Lovin' / Tell Me — Don Gardner Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - Need Your Lovin' / Tell Me (Single) Fire Records (2) 508 US 1962 Sell This Version
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517 Lead Me On — Don Gardner Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - Lead Me On (Single) Fire Records (2) 517 US 1962 Sell This Version
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FF-6501 People Sho' Act Funny / Shake A Leg, Baby — Don Gardner Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - People Sho' Act Funny / Shake A Leg, Baby(7", Single, Promo) Red Top FF-6501 US 1963 Sell This Version
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FF-6501 People Sho' Act Funny / Shake A Leg, Baby — Don Gardner Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - People Sho' Act Funny / Shake A Leg, Baby(7") Red Top FF-6501 US 1963 Sell This Version
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104 Son My Son / You Upset My Soul — Don Gardner Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner And Dee Dee Ford - Son My Son / You Upset My Soul(7") Ludix 104 US 1963 Sell This Version
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45-5484 Bitter With The Sweet / I Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do — Don Gardner Don Gardner Bitter With The Sweet / I Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do (Single) Jubilee 45-5484 US 1964 Sell This Version
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45-5493 Little Girl Blue — Don Gardner Don Gardner Little Girl Blue Jubilee 45-5493 US 1964 Sell This Version
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45-5482 Talking About You — Don Gardner Don Gardner Talking About You Jubilee 45-5482 US 1964 Sell This Version
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GG-49 I Need Your Lovin' / Fannie Mae — Don Gardner Buster Brown / Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford Buster Brown / Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford - I Need Your Lovin' / Fannie Mae (Single) Roulette GG-49 US 1964 Sell This Version
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45-704 Let's Get A Thing Goin' — Don Gardner Don Gardner With The Alteers Feat. Gary Bell (4) Don Gardner With The Alteers Feat. Gary Bell (4) - Let's Get A Thing Goin'(7") G-Clef Records 45-704 US 1964 Sell This Version
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7 EGF 842 Club Side Vol. 2 — Don Gardner Don Gardner et Dee Dee Ford Don Gardner et Dee Dee Ford - Club Side Vol. 2(7", EP) La Voix De Son Maître 7 EGF 842 France 1965 Sell This Version
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501 My Baby Likes To Boogaloo — Don Gardner Don Gardner My Baby Likes To Boogaloo (Single) Tru-Glo-Town 501 US 1966 Sell This Version
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505 Ain't Gonna Let You Get Me Down — Don Gardner Don Gardner Ain't Gonna Let You Get Me Down (Single) Tru-Glo-Town 505 US 1967 Sell This Version
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TNT 500 Let's Party / There's Nothing I Want To Do — Don Gardner Don Gardner Let's Party / There's Nothing I Want To Do (Single) T.N.T. Record Company TNT 500 US 1967 Sell This Version
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3002 Tighten Up Your Love Bone  — Don Gardner Don Gardner Tighten Up Your Love Bone (Single) Cedric Records 3002 US 1967 Sell This Version
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VK-10582 You Babe / I'm A Practical Guy — Don Gardner Don Gardner You Babe / I'm A Practical Guy (Single) Verve Records VK-10582 US 1967 Sell This Version
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4362 Ain't Gonna Let You Get Me Down / Prove It — Don Gardner Don Gardner Ain't Gonna Let You Get Me Down / Prove It(7", Single) Sack Records 4362 US 1967 Sell This Version