This record by Lou Christie was his second million selling record. Two Faces Have I on the A side with All That Glitters Isn't Gold was released on Roulette Records in 1963. It became a big hit and million seller very fast.
Christie was born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco on February 19, 1943, in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania. He grew up in suburban Pittsburgh. He attended Moon Area High School. He studied music and voice. While in high school he served as student conductor of the choir and sang solos at holiday concerts. His teacher Frank Cummings wanted him to pursue a career in classical music, but Sacco wanted to cut a record to get on American Bandstand. At age 15 he met and became friends with Twyla Herbert, a classically trained musician 20 years his senior. They began writing songs together a partnership that lasted over 30 years. They wrote hundreds of songs.
Saco worked with several vocal groups between 1959 and 1962 and released several records on small Pittsburgh labels, achieving a local hit with The Jury h in 2009. Sacco performed with several vocal groups and between 1959 and 1962 released several records on small Pittsburgh labels, achieving a local hit with "The Jury" by Lugee & The Lions (a group consisting of Sacco, Twyla Herbert's daughter Shirley, and two others) released on the Robbee label.
In 1962, Sacco approached Nick Cenci with some demo tapes. Cenci liked his falsetto voice and suggested that he listen to the Four Seasons' recent hit "Sherry". Sacco and Herbert used the song as a model to write an original song called The Gypsy Cried. Cenci released it on his own C & C label as a single in 1962, credited to "Lou Christie, which became the name that Sacco would use thereafter.
"The Gypsy Cried" became a regional hit, selling 30,000 copies in Pittsburgh. Cenci contacted Morris Levy of Roulette Records saying that he had a hit that needed national distribution. Levy released the single on Roulette, but initially nothing happened. Airplay slowly spread across the country, and "The Gypsy Cried" reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Selling over one million copies of the song, Christie was awarded a gold record by RIAA. Cenci produced additional recording sessions for Christie in 1963 that generated two more hits. one of them was Two Faces Have I , this song was his second million seller reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
This record is in good condition. It sounds good and looks good. On the A side of the record is a name that is barely legible. But an excellent record.