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JSmith (jsmith)
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 2:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I seem to remember Jim Cheers making mention of him getting his start in the record industry with Ernest's set-up.
If Jim is still on here, could he expand on Ernest's companies set-up (record labels, distributorship, etc.) as I don't think this has been discussed in detail here (unless it was in the past and is no longer accessible via the search facility).
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Spyder Turner (spyder_turner)
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Post Number: 134
Registered: 7-2004
Posted From: 68.42.246.252
Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I HUNG OUT WITH JIM CHEERS LAST NIGHT, WE STARTED OUT AT BAKERS KEYBOARD LOUNGE FOR DINNER AND AFTER A FANTASTIC MEAL I WAS CALLED ON STAGE SO I SUNG STAND BY ME, AND THEM JIM WAS CALLED UP AND HE DID A COUPLE OF NUMBERS, HE GOT GREAT RESPONDS (HE'S STILL GOT IT). WE LEFT THERE HEADED FOR THE CASINO, WE NEVER MADE IT CAUSE AS WE WERE GOING PAST THE LOCKER ROOM LOUNGE WE DECIDED TO STOP. WE WENT IN AND RAN INTO PURVIS FROM THE SPINNERS AND SPENCER FROM THE ORINGINALS AND HAD A GREAT TIME KICKIN IT WITH THEM.
GETTING BACK TO JIM, HE IS DRIVING BACK TO OHIO TODAY AND I WILL TALK TO HIM LATER AND I WILL TELL HIM THAT HE IS WANTED ON THE FORUM
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Milli Vanilli (millie)
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 3-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 6:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Spyder...
What time is your lunch with Cam and Jon on Friday? Maybe I'll join you guys!! It'll be good to see you again, and I haven't seem Cam since the early 90's!

Millie
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Spyder Turner (spyder_turner)
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Post Number: 135
Registered: 7-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 7:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HEY MILLIE, I THINK IT'S AROUND NOON IN NOVI BUT I'LL GET YOU THE DETAILS. IT'LL BE GREAT SEEING YOU, SO YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO JOIN US.
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Graham Finch (acooolcat)
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Post Number: 221
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 210.200.105.225
Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Spyder, I wish I could have been there - I love Spencer's voice.

Ernest Kellly owned the Geneva label, which he started in New York.
The Soul-O-Sonic label was also one of his.
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Spyder Turner (spyder_turner)
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Post Number: 136
Registered: 7-2004
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HEY GRAHAM, HOW'VE YOU BEEN?
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Graham Finch (acooolcat)
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Post Number: 222
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 210.200.105.225
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 1:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm doing OK - no complaints.
When are you going to peform in the UK?
And how about a stop-over in Taiwan?
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Spyder Turner (spyder_turner)
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Post Number: 137
Registered: 7-2004
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 1:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HI GRAHAM, WE'RE TALKING TO FAY JONES AND LILIAN KYLE NOW ABOUT DATES IN THE UK, A STOP IN TAIWAN WOULD BE GREAT
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Graham Finch (acooolcat)
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Post Number: 224
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 210.200.105.229
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 6:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Make it soon - I leave in January and will be away for around seven months!

Any idea when you'll be in England?
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Spyder Turner (spyder_turner)
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Post Number: 138
Registered: 7-2004
Posted From: 68.42.246.252
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 10:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I THINK IT'LL BE AROUND APRIL OR MAY, BUT AS SOON AS I KNOW, I WILL POST IT IN MY CONCERT CALANDER
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jim cheers (cheerful1)
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 7-2004
Posted From: 24.239.93.153
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

JSmith,
yes i did get my start in the industry with Ernest Kelly. He had a label called "INNERSOUL" that was located on James Cousins Near 7 Mile.It's also the Place that Al Perkins from WJLB would come after his morning shift and drink his morning coffee (can't remember if he put Jack Danials or Crown in it). Back then "Perk" and Ernest were silent partners. I worked there three months and then went to ARC JAY KAY dist's(Handlemanns),stayed there 6 month's and then went to CAPITOL RECORDS as a Regional which pissed Vivian Fant off to no end. Caused quite a stir.
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JSmith (jsmith)
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 62.172.213.132
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 2:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim,
Thanks for your reply.
I believe Ernest's set-up was called InterSoul rather than Innersoul.
I think he was a New Yorker recruited to work in Detroit by Motown originally. He then teamed up with Johnny Griffith to run a label and then Jack Ashford with whom he helped run the Triple B label. He was still running labels in 1980 when he put out an LP by Eddie Parker.
Was the Soul-O-Sonic label Detroit based ??
However, I think his main line of business was as a record distributor around the Detroit / Michigan areas.
Jim, did you participate on any recording sessions for Ernest ?? (if so, details please: dates, cuts, etc).
Any more info anyone can provide on Ernest and his activities would be much appreciated.
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jim cheers (cheerful1)
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 7-2004
Posted From: 24.239.95.101
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you're right about Intersoul..also he was more into distribution.. and i did not do any sessions for him.Last time i saw him was about 15-20 years ago at a Birthday Bash in Manhattan N.Y.

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