A favorite among soul collectors here and abroad, Little Charles & the Sidewinders were one of New York City's most respected '60s soul groups. Charles' gritty yet sensitive vocal style fused with a funky back-beat alongside punchy string & horn arrangements brought soul music to a sophisticated level. Little Charles & the Sidewinders recorded for many labels during their career & few singles were later made available on British "Northern Soul" compilations. This is one album that got away from the U.K. Twice As Much For My Baby contains the title song, a driving cover of Otis Redding's "Sweet Lorene" and an early rarity, "Too Much Pride." The main attraction of this album are six tracks from a planned late '60s album for the Red Sands label that was never released. These previously unavailable tunes - such as "Little Ol' Fool," "Help Somebody" & "Bad Situation" - were composed by Jimmy Norman (who also wrote for the legendary Bob Marley) while honchos Bert DeCouteaux, Horace Ott & Teacho Wiltshire handled the arrangements.