Episode 30 – Margie Alexander & “You’re No Good”

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features songs from Margie Alexander, as well as 3 different artists’ interpretations of the song “You’re No Good”.

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode:

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Margie Alexander

Margie Alexander

‘Can I Be Your Main Thing’  — From The Album “Atlantic Sisters Of Soul” — Rhino Records

‘It Can’t Last Forever’ and ‘Love Slave’  — Found on YouTube

‘Keep On Searching’  — Found on Sir Shambling’s Deep Soul Heaven

‘What’cha Tryin’ To Do To Me’  — From The Album “What More Can A Woman Do” — Westside Records


The song “You’re No Good” can be found on the following 3 albums:

Betty Everett — “The Shoop Shoop Song” — Vee Jay Collectibles

Linda Ronstadt — “Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits” — Asylum Records

Dee Dee Warwick — “Mama’s Got A Bag Of Her Own” — Stateside Records


Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

Next week we will be off, but the next episode will feature nine one-song wonders.

Thanks for listening!



  1. Thanks Greg for another great show. Margie Joseph’s Whatcha Try To Do was a treat to hear fron the CHI imprint. Without checking the details but using my old brain cells I think that Otis Leavill and Major Lance were involved somewhat there.
    Dee Dee Warwick was another great vocalist that never got her just desserts and was overshadowed by family members that went on to greater stardom. Definitely the definitive soul version of “You’re No Good” but Betty Everett was an artist who had records released in England during the early days of ‘soul’ She therefore has a place in many admirers hearts particularly with the pop/soul “Gettin’ Mighty Crowded” but the flip “Chained To A Memory” does the trick for me
    As an aside, I get the feeling that Leiber & Stoller were involved in the production of”You’re No Good” on Jubilee but in that stage of their careers they could do no wrong!

    Keep up the good work Greg. John Moloney

    1. Hi John,
      Your old brain cells are working pretty well. As far as I know Otis Leavill and Major Lance did indeed produce What’cha Tryin’ To do To Me. I also believe that the Chi-Sound label was started by Carl Davis.
      I agree that Chained To A Memory is one of Betty Everett’s loveliest outings.
      And once again, as far as I know Leiber and Stoller did in fact produce Dee Dee Warwick’s recording of You’re No Good. It certainly deserved a much better commercial fate as did Dee Dee’s entire career.
      Thanks so much for your informed comments,and for your kind support of The Sisters Sing Soul.

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