Phil Phillips, "Sea of Love"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in the Goldband Recording Studio, Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1959 for Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love", produced and arranged by Eddie Shuler and first released on the Khoury's record label...
"Phil Phillips was born Phillip Baptiste in 1926 and, apart from having been in a gospel group with his brothers, was working as a bell boy when he came up with "Sea of Love". He was persuaded by local record boss George Khoury to change his name for this record, Khoury also decided to name Phil's backing vocalists "The Twilights". The record was leased to Mercury and went on to become a million seller. As far as I know, Phil had no other hits and very little of the money this much-covered song generated ever made its way to him, perhaps as little as $6,800 !" - KV
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