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surferbee

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Don't Drag No More
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:47:33 AM »
Hi All

Just downloaded an album of girl group surf songs - 'Surf Bunnies and Hot Honeys' - a lot of it is cash in stuff but there are some gems. Best of all a Susan Lynne's 'Don't Drag No More' - written by Artie Kornfeld. It is something of an answer song to Dead Man's Curve which Artie co - wrote. The song is on You Tube. I can't find any information about the singer or the song and its not mention in Artie's book. Worth a listen. Any one know anything  more? Sounds like the Wrecking Crew.

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Re: Don't Drag No More
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 04:23:43 AM »
I love that song. I know as much as you. I have that CD as well. Best song on it!

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Re: Don't Drag No More
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 09:33:40 AM »
A great song. Sad that we know so little about the singers / groups and the stories behind the records.

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Re: Don't Drag No More
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 04:39:52 AM »
Not replying to myself I promise.

On the same album there is a track by the Surf Bunnies - Our Surfer Boys that name checks, Jan, Dean and Brian. 'and Jimmy too!' Anyone know who Jimmy is?

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Re: Don't Drag No More
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 09:01:10 AM »
Susan Lynne has a biography page on 45cat:

Susan Lynne - Biography 

Susan Lynne Koskowitz was born on July 25, 1946. She was a student at Far Rockaway High School in New York when she began recording in 1962 under the name Susan Lynne while working with producers Charles Koppelman and Don Rudin. More of her singles were released through 1964, her last year in high school.

After high school, she studied at Beaver (now Arcadia) College in Pennsylvania, majoring in Spanish. She then embarked on a career in education, initially as a Spanish and ESL teacher and lastly as the Vice-Principal of Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School in New City, NY (under her married name of Susan Sobler). She died of cancer on January 31, 2004 at the age of 57.

While none of her singles ever made the Billboard Top 100, her 1964 recording of "Don't Drag No More" received belated recognition when it was included in the 2005 compilation "One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found".


There is also a discography on her page:
http://www.45cat.com/artist/susan-lynne

"Dont' Drag No More" was issued in '64 as Capitol 5201, backed with "In His Car" which was also written by Artie Kornfeld and included a picture sleeve.  In the comments of the record details page you'll find a list of unreleased material that seem to be related, I would say it looks like Artie intended to release an album that never materialized.

SUSAN LYNN:
 (Session #12145)(purchased masters) LA?,October 16,1964 (?)
 53026 Queen of the drags unissued
 53027 The boy in the stingray -
 53028 Me sitting next to Billy -
 53029 Sports car Sally
 53030 I wish I had a G.T.O. unissued
 53031 Silver is his Jaguar -

There is also another discography with a more recent picture over at Discogs:
https://www.discogs.com/artist/1050838-Susan-Lynne
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Re: Don't Drag No More
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 08:11:08 AM »
Great stuff - thanks. I am sure that the wrecking crew are on her track. Great rhythm guitars and driving bass and drums. If I hadn't known otherwise I would have put it down to a Jan production.