Bluford D. Wade

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A bizarre trivial footnote in rock history, Bluford D. Wade sang the lead vocals on "Give Me Love," which served as the B-side of Rosie & the Originals' hit 1960s rock ballad "Angel Baby." This chaotic,…
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A bizarre trivial footnote in rock history, Bluford D. Wade sang the lead vocals on "Give Me Love," which served as the B-side of Rosie & the Originals' hit 1960s rock ballad "Angel Baby." This chaotic, made-up-on-the-spot midtempo R&B rocker only got on the record because Rosie & the Originals, at the recording session that yielded "Angel Baby," only had that one song to record, and needed something for the B-side. Wade was a local R&B singer, asked to sing and write "Give Me Love" at the session, with backing by the Originals. "Give Me Love" was reissued on the Ace CD The Best of Rosie & the Originals, although it was the only Rosie & the Originals track on which Wade participated.