OSV176 A. Stemmons Express - Woman, Love Thief B. Stemmons Express - Love Power
STEMMONS EXPRESS were a white band from Texas and their classic songs “Woman, Love Thief” and “Love Power” were first released on producer Sam Coplin’s local label Karma, before being picked up by Wand. The group took their name from the Stemmons Freeway (Interstate 35E) which in turn was named after Dallas businessman Leslie Stemmons.
“Woman, Love Thief” shares the same backing track as The Precisions’ “Such Misery” which was recorded a few years earlier in Detroit in 1966. Quite how the track ended up in the hands of Sam Coplin, who also claims writers credit, is a mystery.