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Herman Griffin

An acrobatic performer/saving designer who deserves a footnote for just two occurrences. In 1958, he documented the first melody ever released under Berry Gordy’s Jobete Posting company, “I WANT You,” on HOB Information. Gordy captured Herman’s take action at a golf club, loved his acrobatics, and vowed to record him. …

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The Larks

Not to end up being confused with Don Julian’s Larks, his post-Meadowlarks trio (whose large R&B strike in 1965 was “The Jerk”), or the Philadelphia-based spirit group called the Larks, this band of Larks goes back to the first times of vocal music, with root base in gospel music, and …

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Stacy & Komiko

Stacy & Komiko were the performing duo of Stacy Irvin and Komiko Whittaker. Before teaming up, the duo was area of the trio Sugars Babes with Patrice Lydia. The group documented for MCA Information and mid-charted R&B with “We Rock and roll the Defeat” in the springtime of 1987. Irvin …

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Chuck Jackson & Marvin Yancy

The songwriting/production duo of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy produced gold and platinum, career-launching hits for Natalie Cole (“This Can Be,” “Inseparable,” “Sophisticated Female [She’s a Different Female],” “Our Like,” and “I’ve Got Like on My Brain,” among numerous others). In addition they produced strikes for Ronnie Dyson, including “THE …

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The Amazers

A Chicago soul clothing led by Nappy Crayton, the Amazers were among the earliest regional acts signed by Curtom Information, in its 1st weeks of procedure. Their stomping edition of “With out a Caution,” compiled by Lenny Dark brown and cut at the beginning Curtom recording program and place onto …

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Diplomatics

Instrumental soul combo the Diplomatics shaped in Indianapolis in 1966. The initial lineup — guitarist Jerry “Boing-Boing” Miller, bassist Rodney Vorhis, pianist Rodney Stepp, and drummer Bobby Gayheart — founded the group to execute at their school’s skill display, and ranged in age group from 14 to simply 11 during …

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The Majestics

The countless Majestics groups and discographies get confused; there is the group from Miami, FL, that documented “Cave Man Rock and roll” on Marlin Information and others using the name. The Miami group’s recordings tend to be lumped using the Majestics from Detroit, MI, but there is no connection. And …

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The Fairies

The Fairies just recorded three singles, but on those 45s are three tunes that rate with the wildest Uk R&B from the mid-’60s. These edges, and “GRAB YOURSELF Home” specifically, were extremely near to the frenetic, wild-eyed strategy utilized by the Pretty Issues at exactly the same time. The resemblance …

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Tony Jackson

Tony Jackson’s high tenor is included on many Uk recording periods. He damaged the U.K.’s TOP with “Honey, Honey” in 1974 as the spouse of Special Dreams, a duo comprising Jackson and Polly Dark brown. In 1975, he released an unsuccessful single profession on GTO and Pye Information. Delivered March …

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The Del Rios

The Del Rios, among Memphis, TN’s pioneering vocal groups, were only available in the ’50s. Different men arrived in and out, but one continuous was William Bell. They performed on displays with Phineas Newborn, a Memphis jazz story, and discovered regular work in clubs. The original Del Rios solitary fallen …

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