In a different reality, Steve Aldo -- born Edward Alban Jean-Pierre Bedford -- might've been another Steve Marriott, at least based on his single "Baby What You Want Me to Do." By any objective standard of the time, he had what it took in terms of pipes and authenticity and was in demand by different Liverpool bands for much of the 1960s, even long after his chances of recording success seemed to have passed him by. A veteran of various Mersey-side bands including Howie Casey & the Seniors, Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes, the Challengers, the Noctunes, the Krew, and the Griff Parry Five, Steve Aldo cut a truly original and unusual version of the Big Joe Williams blues standard, with some daring (and convincingly mournful) shouted flourishes and a subdued background. Unfortunately, he left little mark on the recording world and passed through the lineups of the Fairies and the Fix (a heavily Stax/Volt-influenced Liverpool band that, by some accounts, included former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis) before disappearing from pop music along with his most impressive voice.
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