Lorraine Ellison “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” (Mercury 72472-B, 1965)
One of the more forgotten, if not prolific voices from the sweeter side of soul is Lorraine Ellison. Starting in Gospel as many do, she moved to R&B in 1964, and was picked up by Mercury.
As a singer-songwriter, although she had some success with her own recordings, more often than not her material found success in the hands of others. Although her version of “I Dig You, Baby” was somewhat successful, it found more success (and more social acceptability, perhaps) when recorded by Jerry Butler.
Today we feature the equally carefree and breezy b-side to her first hit, a perfect antidote to those with the tendency to let their egos get a little overinflated.