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LENNY HOWARD

Recordings
The Lenny Howard 45 featuring Jimi Hendrix features one of three so far discovered "original artist" -releases of the backing track best known as "Sweet Thang" (the other two were recorded by Billy LaMont & George Scott, see the Lonnie Youngblood backing tracks -entry). The backing track itself was recorded in New York City in 1966, when Lenny Howard overdubbed his vocals is unknown.

Keep The Faith, Baby (aka Sweet Thang)
Composers: Lonnie Youngblood, O.Jones
Arranged by: T.Staff and Lonnie Youngblood ?
Recorded at: unknown recording studio, New York City, New York, USA
Engineer: ?
Producer: Johnny Brantley
Date: 1966
Vocals: Lenny Howard
Drums: ?
Bass: ?
Piano: ?
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Horns: Lonnie Youngblood

This track uses Take 3 of "Wipe The Sweat" as the backing track over which Lenny Howards' vocals were overdubbed. See the Lonnie Youngblood backing tracks -entry for a complete rundown of all the variations of this track.

Mix 1 (2.44)
In mono. Horns come in at c. 0.08.The backing track is basically the same as Take 3 of "Wipe The Sweat". The mix is very different but contains all the same instruments, the horns come in right at the start (unlike the Billy LaMont version where they come in much later) and both versions fade out at the same point.
Available on: 7" Lenny Howard: Keep The Faith, Baby / Darlin' (Real George 501)