Richard Barrett (5)

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Richard Barrett
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Born 14 July 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 03 August 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Barrett was a singer, musician, composer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, producer, manager and the founder of Princeton Records.
As Barrett grew out of his teenage years, performing in Philadelphia with the Royal Angels, he moved to New York and became lead singer with The Valentines. After their first single in 1957 the band made seven singles on George Goldner's Rama label, where Barrett also began to work as a talent-scout and manager, aided by gopher Artie Ripp. He discovered, mentored and produced Little Anthony & The Imperials, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers and Chantels- playing bass, piano and drums on the latter's single 'Maybe', which he wrote and which reached #15 in the charts. When Arlene Smith left the group he performed as lead singer on two singles. Barrett started his own label Princeton Records in 1960, creating a girl act called The Veneers, adding Annette Smith to the three remaining Chantels. Later, as the new Chantels, they also found success.
In 1962 Barrett co-wrote and recorded Some Other Guy with Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller on Atlantic, recorded later by Beatles and The Big Three in the UK. He released further material on Crackerjack and SWAN and moved back to Philadelphia to work with other artists, such as Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes.
His greatest success was as creator, manager and producer of The Three Degrees.
After receiving the Philadelphia Music Alliance Founder's Award in 1990 he was portrayed by Ben Vereen in the 1998 biopic of Frankie Lymon "Why Do Fools Fall In Love". Barrett suffered with pancreatic cancer in his later years and died peacefully with his family at his bedside at Pennsylvania Hospital.
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Singles & EPs

K12616 Richard Barrett (5) - Remember Me album art Richard Barrett (5) Remember Me (Single) MGM Records K12616 US 1958 Sell This Version
K12659 Richard Barrett (5) - The Party / Body And Soul album art Richard Barrett (5) The Party / Body And Soul (Single) MGM Records K12659 US 1958 Sell This Version
K20006 Richard Barrett (5) - Only One Way / Lovable album art Richard Barrett (5) Only One Way / Lovable(7", Single, Promo) Metro Records K20006 US 1958 Sell This Version
K1935 Richard Barrett (5) - Summer's Love / All Is Forgiven album art With*, The Chantels With*, The Chantels - Summer's Love / All Is Forgiven (Single) Gone Records K1935 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-150 Richard Barrett (5) - Lovely One / The Snake And The Bookworm album art Richard Barrett (5) Lovely One / The Snake And The Bookworm (Single) 20th Fox 45-150 US 1959 Sell This Version
5004 Richard Barrett (5) - Come Softly To Me album art Richard Barrett (5) Come Softly To Me (Single) Gone Records 5004 US 1959 Sell This Version
R-2 Richard Barrett (5) - Battle Of The Groups Round II album art The Dubs, Richard Barrett (5) / Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Flamingos The Dubs, Richard Barrett (5) / Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Flamingos - Battle Of The Groups Round II(7", EP) End R-2 US 1959 Sell This Version
R-5 Richard Barrett (5) - Battle Of The Groups Round V album art The Chantels, The Flamingos, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Richard Barrett (5) The Chantels, The Flamingos, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Richard Barrett (5) - Battle Of The Groups Round V(7", EP) End R-5 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-2142 Richard Barrett (5) - Some Other Guy / Tricky Dicky album art Richie Barrett* Some Other Guy / Tricky Dicky (Single) London Records, London American Recordings, London Atlantic 45-2142 US 1962 Sell This Version
4012 Richard Barrett (5) - Summer's Love album art Richie Barrett* Summer's Love Crackerjack Records 4012 US 1963 Sell This Version
S-4228-1 Richard Barrett (5) - I Will Love You album art Richie Barrett* / 5 Guys From U.N.C.L.E Richie Barrett* / 5 Guys From U.N.C.L.E - I Will Love You(7", Single) SWAN S-4228-1 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-4228-1 Richard Barrett (5) - I Will Love You album art Richie Barrett* / 5 Guys From U.N.C.L.E Richie Barrett* / 5 Guys From U.N.C.L.E - I Will Love You(7", Promo) SWAN S-4228-1 US 1965 Sell This Version
HS-45-06 Richard Barrett (5) - Some Other Guy / I Will Love You album art Richie Barrett* Some Other Guy / I Will Love You (Single) HipShakin HS-45-06 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

#1003 Richard Barrett (5) - A Tribute To album art Richard Barrett (5) A Tribute To(CD, Comp) Cat King Cole #1003 2006 Sell This Version