Patti Drew - Songs


Patti Drew (b. 1944) is a former R&B/pop singer and songwriter with powerful, emotive vocals who became famous during the 1960s. Her best known songs include the haunting and imploring "Tell Him" (1967, not to be confused with the same-named smash by The Exciters) and "Workin' On A Groovy Thing" (1968), a soulful ballad co-written by Neil Sedaka and Roger Atkins later made famous by The 5th Dimension.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Drew grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and later relocated with her family to Evanston, Illinois. She began in the early 1960s as lead singer of The Drew-Vels, an R&B/soul vocal group that also included her sisters Lorraine and Erma Drew along with bass singer Carlton Black. The Drew-Vels first recorded the Black-penned "Tell Him," which became a huge hit in the Chicago area before charting nationally in 1964. After going solo in 1966, Patti Drew recorded four albums and a number of singles before leaving the music business in 1971, recording and performing sporadically thereafter.


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Patti Drew

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