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The Sequins

The Sequins said “Hey Romeo” and record buyers responded, giving the teenaged singing trio a high 40 R&B hit. Comprising Veronica “Ronnie” Gonzalez, Linda Jackson, and Dottie Hayes, the Sequins had been all learners at Chicago’s Harlan SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. After earning first award at a skill contest on the renowned Regal Movie theater, the group started performing in region night clubs. During one golf club appearance, these were spotted from the couple team of Expenses and Denise Jones, owners of Crajon Productions. Crajon was a contradiction from the 1st three characters of Denise’s maiden name Craig and her husband’s last name, as well as the individually distributed label was began from your couple’s house around 48th and Langley Avenue within the city’s south part. Denise Jones documented herself beneath the name Denise LaSalle (the 1971 platinum number one solitary “Trapped By something Called Like”). For the majority of her produces and those on Crajon, LaSalle used the solutions of Memphis, TN, maker Willie Mitchell, who continue to have platinum and platinum-laced achievement with Al Green. The Sequins’ 1st launch on Crajon’s label was “Hey Romeo” b/w “I’ve Surely got to Overcome” and it visited quantity 32 on Billboard’s R&B graphs in late summer season 1970. The performers continued a nationwide tour, carrying out at New York’s Apollo Theatre and other main locations. The follow-up within the moderate sky-blue coloured Crajon imprint was “THE 3RD Level” b/w “Someday YOU WILL BE Mine,” released in springtime 1971. The silky ballad was documented in Memphis with Mitchell employing the same subdued design and instrumentation (the Memphis Horns as well as the Hi Information Rhythm Section in a lower key setting and crying strings) he’d make use of on Al Green within the next 12 months. “THE 3RD Level” received radio airplay in Chicago and additional markets. Which resulted in the trio’s appearance on the pre-nationally syndicated Spirit Teach with Don Cornelius on WCIU-TV route 26 (sponsored by Joe Louis Dairy). Another Crajon discharge, “It SHOULD BE Appreciate,” was a local hit in the summertime of 1973, the entire year LaSalle relocated to Memphis, afterwards marrying Adam Wolf and shifting to Jackson, TN, where she started documenting for the city’s Malaco label in 1983. With Crajon defunct, the Sequins drifted into personal life. Various other Sequins singles had been “It SHOULD BE Love,” compiled by Philip Mitchell (Ben E. Ruler and the common Light Band’s “Superstar in ihe Ghetto”), b/w “You Flunked Out” on Crajon; “Hideaway” b/w “I Ain’t Gonna Cry FORGET ABOUT” over the Terrace label; and “Who Says You Can’t Jerk” b/w “I’M GOING TO BE Pleased” and “Don’t Fall in Like.”

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