Throwback: Patti Drew-Workin’ On A Groovy Thing

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Patti Drew started her singing career as a member of the Drew-vels with sisters Lorraine, Patti, Erma and bass vocalist Carlton Black in the early 60’s. The Evanston, Illinois natives had a few local hits on Chicago radio with “Tell Him,” “Just Because” and “It’s My Time.” Patti left the group and signed a solo contract with Quill Records and then Capitol Records in 1967. A re-make of “Tell Him” was her first success for the label and an album of the same name was released that year. “Workin’ On A Groovy Thing” came out in 1968 and was also followed with a matching title album. Drew recorded the albums I’ve Been Here All The Time and Wild Is Love for Capitol before leaving the music business in 1971. Her other popular singles, “Hundreds And Thousands Of Guys,” “Keep On Movin'” and “My Lover’s Prayer” came from these last two projects. In 2007 Patti Drew: Workin’ on a Groovy Thing – The Best Of was released and it is an overview of her solo work and three bonus tracks from her days with The Drew-vels.