Charlie Foxx began singing with a gospel choir as a child in the early 50s, and was later joined by his sister Inez. In 1960 Inez traveled to New York City and recorded for Brunswick Records using the name Inez Johnston, but with little success. In early 1963, the pair introduced themselves to Henry 'Juggy' Murray, the owner of Sue Records, and sang him their arrangement of the traditional lullaby "Hush, Little Baby". The song, re-titled "Mockingbird", was released in 1963 and made the Top 10 on both the US rhythm and blues and pop charts. It was their most successful record, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. It was later covered by artists including Aretha Franklin, James Taylor and Carly Simon, Dusty Springfield, Etta James with Taj Mahal and Toby Keith. The record company, keen to promote Inez Foxx as a solo singer, issued later recordings under her name alone, despite the presence of two voices on the records. Perhaps because "Mockingbird" was seen as a novelty record, the pair had difficulty following it up, although "Ask Me" and "Hurt by Love" made the lower reaches of the US charts, and "Hurt by Love" also reached the UK singles chart. In 1966 the pair joined Musicor Records and recorded for its subsidiary label, Dynamo. They returned to the pop charts in 1967 with "(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days", and became known for their exciting live performances. They toured extensively in Europe and their music played a key role in the development of the Northern soul movement, upon which scene they had the very popular "Tightrope" single. Inez Foxx married songwriter and producer Luther Dixon in the late 1960s. Together they wrote, and he produced, the Platters' mid 60s return to hit-making with the single "I Love You 1000 Times". Luther Dixon produced Inez and Charlie's 1967 Dynamo album Come By Here, but the couple later divorced. Inez also had some success recording on her own, beginning in 1969. Charlie was already working as a songwriter and record producer when they finally disbanded their act. Inez continued to record as a solo singer for Volt Records into the mid-70s, releasing several singles and a righteous full-length LP.
Don't Do It No More collects pretty close to the entire package. The duo's three LPs and 45s, plus Inez's pre and post duo solo recordings and as an added bonus, I've included the Inez & Charlie Foxx's Swinging Mockin' Band instrumental LP featuring their backing band from the Dynamo sessions. All files chronicled, cleanly tagged and mp3 @ 320kbs. Thanks to original uploaders, enjoy.
*missing single sides:
Inez & Charlie Foxx - 1969 - We Got A Chance To Be Free (Dynamo 134)
Inez & Charlie Foxx - 1969 - North Carolina (South Carolina) (Dynamo 138)