Lafayette and The LaSabres
10685 ~ Cure For Love
10686 ~ Freeway
L. & M. Yarbrough - Goodman - Pierson
Mayflower Music co. BMI
Re-issued on Port 70036 in October 1963
Note :Publisher of "Cure For Love" is incorrectly credited to Trinion Pub. on both labels !
Top side is a cover of the song penned and recorded by Dell Vaughn (With The Fortune Aires) on Fortune Records (flipside of the wild rockabilly "Rock The Universe" [Fortune #205, 1958]
White Doo Wop Collector
photo credit : Ronnie Ray
Later line-up : Lafayette and Marcel Yarbrough, Mike Timms (bass) and Michael Dean Wilson (organ). In 1966, they recorded a full-length album for Sidra Records, produced by Valvano and rockabilly singer-turned producer Johnny Powers.
Lafayette Yarbrough, born and raised in Noxapater, Mississippi, moved after High School, to Michigan. He performed in and around Flint and recorded in 1958 a now much sought-after single for the Detroit's Bart Records : "Cool Cool Baby / Livin' Doll"
According to gossip columnist Bill Dakota :
Lafayette Yarborough had a band in Flint. And this guy could have been a superstar. He used to play at the Beecher Gardens, north of Flint. He was handsome, and he could have been a movie star. I wanted to take him on the road (among other things), but he was married and didn't want to travel. Even though he was married, between sets, he would often be in the back seat of a car "fucking a fan." He was happy enough and getting enough, without superstardom. In looks, he was a cross between Fabian and Elvis.
Lafayette Yarbrough is still performing. (Lafayette can be seen on video with the Keith Ross Show HERE)
He has recorded a CD with Vada Rosecrans "When Two Worlds Collide". Several songs from this CD can be heard on the Lafayette Yarbrough own You Tube channel HERE