Clifford Curry

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Clifford Curry (born Clifford Curry Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American beach music and R&B singer.

Curry's career began in high school and was a member of several groups, including The Echoes, The Five Pennies (for whom he wrote a 1956 release, "Mr. Moon"), Hollyhocks (1957), and the Bubba Suggs Band (1957–1964). As Sweet Clifford he recorded for the Nashville-based Excello Records label, before beginning work with the Fabulous Six and the Contenders. In 1967, he had a hit on the US R&B chart with "She Shot A Hole In My Soul", which was produced by Buzz Cason (a long time producer of Curry's). Known as "The King Of Beach Music," Curry continues to play in the Southeastern United States with his brand of Carolina Beach Music, and was inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995, along with his peers Maurice Williams and Bill Pinkney.

In 1997, Curry recorded an album titled Tennessee R&B Live with Earl Gaines and Roscoe Shelton.

Curry joined and backed Faye Adams on her number one R&B smash "Shake a Hand"

Today he resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Beach Music Anthology Box Set Various Artists 2
1994 Out on the Floor, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Beg, Scream & Shout! The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul Various Artists 1
1998 Floorfillers! 45 Classic Northern Soul 45’s Various Artists 1
2001 Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2003 Kent's Cellar of Soul Various Artists 1
2004 Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970 Various Artists 1
2004 Southern Soul Various Artists 1
2005 Shake What You Brought!: Soul Treasures From the SSS International Label Various Artists 1
2005 Southern Soul Christmas Vol 1 Various Artists 1
2007 I Love Beach Music, Volumes 1 & 2 Various Artists 2
2007 The Northern Soul Story, Volume 1: The Twisted Wheel Various Artists 1
2012 Simply Blaxploitation Various Artists 1
2015 Northern Soul’s Classiest Rarities, Vol. 5 Various Artists 1
2015 Keep the Faith - Northern Soul Various Artists 1
Northern Soul Stompers Various Artists 1

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