Sunday, August 16, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-Lou Christie
Song:I'm Gonna Make You Mine
Album:Enlightnin'ment: The Best Of Lou Christie
Lou Christie and his falsetto was one of the most popular singers of the 60s. I'm Gonna Make You Mine was his final top ten hit in 1969. He was born Lugee Sacco Feb. 19, 1943 in Glen Willard, PA. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York and started singing on sessions. He had some regional success in Pittsburgh as Lugee & The Lions but got the name Lou Christie when C & C Records released The Gypsy Cried in 1962 with that name without his permission. Christie has said he always hated the name and wanted to be called Lugee. Roulette Records picked up the song and it reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Christie wrote this and a lot of his other songs with partner Twyla Herbert. After Two Faces Have I reached #6 in 1963, Christie signed with MGM Records after a stint in the military. Christie's first single was Lightnin' Strikes. MGM management hated it but music fans loved it and it was Christie's only number one hit. Christie had some more hits but faded in 1967 and MGM dropped him. He went to Columbia but then landed at Buddah Records with producer Tony Romeo. Romeo wrote I'm Gonna Make You Mine and it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Christie moved to London and battled drug addiction. He would recover and started touring the oldies circuit in the 80s and he has recorded occasionally. This Rhino comp has all of his hits. Here's the video for I'm Gonna Make You Mine by Lou Christie.