“My Sugar Baby” by Connie Clark
Northern Soul Monday
“Now when I need you,
you’re always there,
to satisfy my needs,
and show you care.”
There is very little known about Connie Clark. She is a bit of a music mystery which became even more confusing when it was assumed that she was actually Chris Clark, another female singer popular in the Northern Soul sect.
In the book Top 500 Northern Soul Floor Fillers” (2013) by Kev Roberts he states:
“Connie – is not, in fact, Chris Clark as many have long believed, but actually a long-forgotten Opera singer. The Reverand Wilson recorded his own version [of “My Sugar Baby”] which sadly languishes in the Motown vaults.”
Connie’s name has also been spelled in two different ways – Clark and Clarke. The former is how her name appears on vinyl though, so perhaps the variance is a misinterpretation, or maybe it is contingent on areas in the world people live.
“Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” by Frank Wilson
“My Sugar Baby” has been compared to “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” by Frank Wilson. What do you think? Do you hear a musical similarity?
“My Sugar Baby”
Turn up the volume on this Northern Soul classic with the Opera Singer turned Northern Soul belter tune, “My Sugar Baby” by Connie Clark. If you close your eyes can you picture this one playing through the Wiccan Casino speakers? Can you see yourself somewhere out on that wood floor? Press play again and I bet you will be able to!
“My Sugar Baby” by Connie Clarke
This time spelled with an “e” at the end.
What are your thoughts on “My Sugar Baby”? Did you Press Play more than once? What do you think of Frank Wilson’s track “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”? Do you hear the similarities? What do you think of the confusion and mysteriousness about Connie Clark? Do you think she went back to the Opera after this hit?
We’d love to learn more about Connie Clark. Please drop us a note in the comments below if you know something more.
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