Richard “Dimples” Fields – Mr. Look So Good (1982) – Lp
Artist: Richard ´Dimples Fields´
Title: Mr. Look So Good
Label: The Boardwalk Records
Sources differ as to whether he was born in New Orleans, Louisiana or San Francisco, California. However, he began singing professionally in the latter city in the early 1970s, purchasing a San Francisco cabaret, the Cold Duck Music Lounge, where he headlined. He took his nickname, “Dimples”, from a female admirer who remarked that he was always smiling. He began recording for his own DRK label, before signing to Boardwalk Records in 1981. His first minor hit was a cover of The Penguins’ “Earth Angel” that year. His first album for Boardwalk also featured the track “She’s Got Papers On Me”, the lament of a married man wanting his mistress, which was interrupted by his wife, played by Betty Wright, setting out her view of the situation.
Fields’ breakthrough single came in 1982 with “If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Another”, which reached number one for three weeks on the US Billboard R&B chart and number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. He had first recorded and released the song for DRK in 1975, in which he lamented not only the world’s problems, but also those of his own life (from an ugly pregnant girlfriend to the need to read the Bible). Fields was persuaded to re-record and update it by an old friend, including it on his album, Mr. Look So Good!, before it was issued as a single.
1. If It Ain’t One Thing…It’s Another (6:50)
2. After I Put My Lovin’ On You (3:45)
3. Baby Work Out (4:19)
4. Mr. Look So Good (3:49)
1. Taking Applications (5:30)
2. (A Woman At Home And) A Freak On The Side (5:05)
3. Sincerely (3:59)
4. The Lady Is Bad (5:20)