Bobby Sansom

00-70 Handbags And Glad Rags/Lady One And Only – Decca F 13104 (UK) 

00-00 CD Get Ready UK Floor Fillers Vol. 3 (UK)
1. Graham Bonny – Get Ready
2. Lee Drummond – Baby I Know
3. Barry St. John – Cry Like A Baby
4. House Of Lords – Ain’t Gonna Wait Forever
5. Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers
6. Swinging Soul Machine – Take Your Time
7. The Warren Davis Monday Band – I Don’t Wanna Hurt You
8. Might Dodos – Honey (I Need Your Love)
9. Los Bravos – Save Me, Save Me
10 Dave Walton – Love Ain’t What It Used To be
11 Frankie & Johnny – I Wanna Make You Understand
12 The Treetops – Without The One You Love
13 Harlem Jonns Reshuffle – Good Lovin’
14 Tony Rich – See-Saw
15 Sarolta – L.O.V.E.
16 Ian & The Zodiacs – Come On Along, Girl
17 P.P. Arnold – A Likely Piece Of Work
18 Lee Timlin – Save Me
19 Ray Gates – Have You Ever Had The Blues
20 Bobby Sansom – Handbags & Gladrags

Brighton’s Bobby Sansom was a solo singer in the early sixties. When the beat group boom took hold he teamed up with a popular band called The Sapphires, and they became Bobby Samson & The Giants. They released two singles for Oriole Records.

Then in the mid sixties Samson left to try his hand at being a solo performer in the USA. This splendid version (listen out for some extraordinairy bass playing) of the Mike d’Abo classic appeared in 1970 on Decca (on the label is written “Handbags And Glad Rags”), so it was a fair bet that Samson was back in the UK at this time.

However he settled permanently in California in the early seventies, and today he runs a music agency, and still occasionally performs himself.

For Bobby Sansom & The Giants look and listen at:

For Bobby Sansom today look and listen at: