Gerri Diamond


Cincinnati, 1965 -

Gerri Diamond started performing as a young teen in Cincinnati clubs. She was spotted by Bud Reneau of Saxony records who arranged some recordings that were unreleased until about 30 years after thet fact. She was then recorded by Counterpart records, who leased the recording "Give Up On Love" to HBR records, predating the start of the proper Counterpart label. The Counterpart productions pushed her into a commercial girl pop style, but her voice was a lot stronger and 'bluesier' than, for example, Jackie DeShannon (from nearby Kentucky) who wrote the songs Gerri recorded for Saxony.

Her second 45 was the first Countepart 45, and she recorded two more for the label, none of which was a big success. The songs she recorded were mostly written by Kenny Smith. 

She doesn't seem to have released any more records, but she contiuned to be an active performer in the Cincinnati area before relocating to Florida, where she has continued to perform. A website for he claims a couple CDs have been made, but the website appears to be inactive.

Discography:
Give Up On Love / Mama, You Forgot - HBR 458, late1965
Sunshine Of Your Smile / Plain Old Everyday Boy - Counterpart 2570
Day By Day (By Day) / The Rookie - Counterpart 2575/6
Only You (Can Feel The Loss) / Little Soldier Man - Counterpart 2587/8
I'm Breaking The Law / Tender Touch - Saxony 3001 (recorded 1965, released 1997)