|By Chip (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:48 pm:|
The Fawns from Washington DC who did "Wish You Were Here" which was a song about Viet Nam, on the CapCity Label, were three sisters out of S.E. Washington, DC.
Mildred, Anne, and Avis Harrell.
I believe Bettye Swann sang with them early and Avis the baby sister joined when Bettye left. But check that out further.
There was also a group called the Fawns out of Philadephia PA. they might be the ones you are looking for.
|By Chip (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:01 pm:|
B&B HERE IS what you are looking for
The Fawns Is It Too Early Cap City CC 106
|By R&B (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:04 pm:|
HEY CHIP,I AM INDEED STILL HERE,AND THE FAWNS ARE FROM DC AND HAD A CUTE LITTLE DITTY CALLED[IS IT TOO EARLY]BACK IN THE SPRING OF 68[I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE PHILLY GROUP BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO]
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 02:20 pm:|
THANKS AGAIN CHIP FOR REMEMBERING THE FAWNS,I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE OVERLOOKED[THE GROUP AND THE SONG]BUT IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE WITH SO MANY GROUPS AND GREAT SONGS ON THE AIRWAYS IN THOSE DAYS YOUR GROUP WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A BIG PUSH TO COMPETE ON A CONSISTANT BASIS.
|By Spookey (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 02:16 am:|
Isn't Avis living in Los Angeles now? I think she was singing with the Funk Brothers when they came to Los Angeles? Was that her?
|By chip (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 05:59 pm:|
Spookey you are so right
she is and i talked to her a couple of days ago. Her web site is http://www.avisharrell.com. It even has an email address.
|By Chip (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 06:02 pm:|
My favorite by them was:
Wish You Were Here. CapCity 105
|By CORNBREAD (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 08:14 pm:|
I wonder if the ladies are related to singer Vernon Harrell from the 60's or Grady Harrell from the late 80's, early 90's.
|By Spookey (220.127.116.11) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 02:30 am:|
Avis emailed me today!! -- she's performing all the time and here I thought I had found her!! But you guys all Beat me to the Punch!!
|By Chip (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 07:31 am:|
R&B according to Avids Bettye Swann did not sing with the Fawns. Perhaps Wade Marcus (who produced the Fawns on RCA) produced some of Bettye's stuff which may have sounded like the Fawns style?
|By Davie Gordon (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:47 pm:|
Bettye Swann's group was based in Los Angeles
- around '64. I think this is just a case of
duplication of group names with no other connection.
|By Chip (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 07:57 pm:|
That sounds better than my Wade Marcus reference.
|By Spookey (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 01:03 pm:|
L.A. fans can catch Avis in concert as she's gigging in and around Los Angeles!! I met her at a party like really quick; she's talented and very pretty!!
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