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Hurts So Good

Hurt So Bad was a 1964 Pop/R&B hit single by Little Anthony & The Imperials, taken from their album, Goin out of My Head. It was the follow-up to that album's smash-hit title song, and like that song, also became a Billboard Top 10 Pop smash, reaching #10, and was a Top 10 R&B hit as well, reaching # 3. It was also performed by the group on their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was written especially for The Imperials by Teddy Randazzo, a long-time friend of the group, along with Bobby Weinstein and Bobby Hart, and was produced by Don Costa for his DCP record label, later absorbed by United Artists Records and re- released on its Veep Records subsidiary. A powerful, dramatic ballad recording,it has become one of The Imperials' best- known and loved songs, and has inspired numerous cover versions by other artists, including hit versions by Linda Ronstadt and The Lettermen,along with versions by Ramsey Lewis, The Delfonics, Jacki Gore, David Cassidy, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Grant Green, Willie Bobo and many more. Little Anthony and the other Imperials, Sammy Strain, Ernest Wright and Clarence Collins, reunited in 1992 after a 17 year hiatus, and performed the song as part of a "greatest hits" medley on Dick Clark's American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special and also on two popular PBS specials: Rock,Rhythm and Doo-Wop,and Soul Spectacular: 40 Years of R&B, in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

Credits-The Imperials

  • "Little Anthony" Gourdine- Lead Vocals
  • Clarence Collins-Baritone/Bass
  • Ernest Wright-Second Tenor
  • Sammy Strain-First Tenor

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