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Billy Butler / Major Lance / Otis Leavill
The Class Of Mayfield High

Compil. UK 1999 on Westside label
R&B/Soul (Soul)

Previously unreleased track 17 is miscredited to Otis Leavill. Guide vocals of Carl Davis are used on the backing track of Dana Valery's version. Photographs courtesy of the Blues and Soul Archives (thanks as always to Bob Killbourn) Label art courtesy of Tony Rounce Digitally remastered by Denis Blackham at Country Masters, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, England Special thanks to Robert Pruter, Roger Armstrong, Ady Croasdell and John 'Smackers' Clarke.

        
Musicians
PortraitBilly Butler g, 1945-2015 US
album by, written by
PortraitMajor Lance bvoc, 1939-1994 US
album by, written by
PortraitOtis Leavill 1937-2002 US
album by, written by
Tony Rounce
compiled by, compilation
PortraitBill Dahl
liner notes, annotation
PortraitSonny Sanders *1939 US
arranged by
PortraitGerald Sims voc, *1940 US
conductor, directed by, written by
PortraitWillie Henderson bs, *1941 US
arranged by, producer, written by, producer, conductor, directed by
PortraitTom Washington b, *1944 US
arranged by
PortraitCarl Davis 1934-2012 US
performer on track, written by
The Brunswick Sound
performer on track
Producers
Brian Burrows design, package design
Denis Blackham mastered by, digitally remastered
Carl Davis producer
Willie Henderson producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Help YourselfBilly ButlerJones/Butler, Billy Butler, Johnny Jones
2Sweet DarlingBilly ButlerSt.Lewis/Kidd/Pitts
3Love Grows BitterBilly ButlerJimmy Diggs
4Come Over To My SideBilly ButlerButler/Green/Griffin, Barbara Griffin, Billy Butler, Tommy Green
5Careless HeartBilly ButlerBilly Butler
6I'll Bet YouBilly ButlerClinton/Barnes/Lindsey, George Clinton, Sidney Barnes, Theresa Lindsey
7Thank You BabyBilly ButlerButler/Henderson, Billy Butler, Willie Henderson
8Burning Touch Of LoveBilly ButlerJackson/Smith, Gary Jackson, Nathaniel Smith
9Follow The LeaderMajor LanceSmith/Simmons/Henderson, Floyd Smith, Lee Simmons, Willie Henderson
10Since You've Been GoneMajor LanceSmith/Simmons, Floyd Smith, Lee Simmons
11Do The Tighten UpMajor LanceMajor Lance
12I Have No OneMajor LanceLance/Leavill, Major Lance, Otis Leavill
13Sweeter As The Days Go ByMajor LanceHenderson/Jackson/Davis, Carl Davis, Gary Jackson, Willie Henderson
14Shadows Of A MemoryMajor LanceCarl Davis
15Baby (Why Can't You Hear Me)Otis LeavillButler/Leavill, Billy Butler, Otis Leavill
16Can't Stop Loving YouOtis LeavillButler/Davis/Leavill, Billy Butler, Carl Davis, Otis Leavill
17You BabeCarl DavisCurtis Mayfield
18I Love YouOtis LeavillRecord/Davis, Carl Davis, Eugene Record
19I Need YouOtis LeavillRecord/Davis, Carl Davis, Eugene Record
20Why, Why, WhyOtis LeavillTarleton/Sims, Gerald Sims, Karl Tarleton
21Glad I Met YouOtis LeavillGriffin/Green/Reed/Wright, Barbara Griffin, Daniel Reed, Tommy Green
22Love UprisingOtis LeavillEugene Record
23I'm So JealousOtis LeavillEugene Record
24You Brought Out The Good In MeOtis LeavillDaniels/Moore, Jack Daniels, Johnny Moore
25There's Nothing BetterOtis LeavillEugene Record
26It Must Be LoveOtis LeavillPhillip Mitchell
27You Babe (Inst.)The Brunswick SoundCurtis Mayfield
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