|By FAYETTE (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:31 pm:|
DO ANYBODY KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF ANY OF THESE SINGERS.
2.JOCELYN BROWN(SOMEBODY ELSE'S GUY)
3.EVELYN CHAMPAYNE KING
5.THE EXCITERS(TELL HIM)
7.THE TOYS(A LOVER'S CONCERTO)
8.DYNAMIC SUPERIORS(SHOE SHOE SHINE)
10.MITTY COLLIER(I HAD A TALK WITH MY MAN
|By soulboy (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:41 pm:|
The last i heard of stacy lattisaw, she was actually signed to motown, this was around the early 1990s
|By dvdmike (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:43 pm:|
Mitty Collier retired from music some years ago and became an ordained minister. She's still living somewhere in the Chicago area.
|By Chancellor of Soul (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:47 pm:|
Stacy Lattisaw was married in 1990's and
has two children and is now a minister.
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By Chancellor of Soul (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:50 pm:|
Russell Thompson Jr. is on a solo tip now and
is releasing his new CD sometime this year.
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By Chancellor of Soul (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:56 pm:|
Evelyn "Champaine" King was currently on the
game show, " Family Feud", the week of Feb 10-14
as part of the Disco Divas with Freda Payne,
Thelma Houston,and Janice Marie Johnson (from
the group Taste of Honey), againest the Village
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By stephanie (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 06:02 pm:|
Barbara Parritt the lead singer of the Toys was on an RandB Special on PBS recently and she tours as half of Johhnie and Joe and tours as the lead singer of the Toys.
Herb Reid of the Exciters is dead and Brenda Reid
tours with one of her daughters and another girl as the Exciters and she still sounds good.
Not too long ago Cindi Lauper had a bit part on the show Mad About You with Paul Reiser and about 2 years ago was the opening act for Cher.
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 07:04 pm:|
Jocelyn Brown now resides in Europe.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Nikki (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 07:39 pm:|
Barbara HARRIS was the lead first soprano/tenor singer of the Toys and still sings and performs to perfection. Photo below was taken a few years ago at benefit concert here on Long Island:
Barbara PARRITT was the "alto" singer with the Toys. She is the one who is singing as half of today's Johnnie & Joe. Here is a photo of her/them, also taken from a recent concert here on LongIsland.
Both of them appeared to be very nice and very professional people still with great voices!
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 07:48 pm:|
thanks for the great pics. Johnny and Joe were favorites of mine.
|By Nikki (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 07:48 pm:|
The Exciters consisted of Brenda Reid (lead), Carolyn Johnson (alto), Herbert Rooney (tenor), and Lillian Walker (soprano). Herb died in the early 90s. Brenda is involved with the Church and helping the needy. Lillian is a guidance counselor for the New York public school system, still around, still singing, looks & sounds great! She is currently trying to reform the Exciters group. Possibly they may appear at UGHA sometime this year!
|By Nikki (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 07:59 pm:|
Here's a recent photo of Lillian Walker Moss from the Exciters at a UGHA show appx. a year ago. (She was not performing, just a guest, an "excited" fan (no pun intended) who Ronnie called up to the stage.)
|By RD (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 10:17 pm:|
Brenda Reid is L. A. Reid's mother.
The lead singer of the Temprees died less than two years ago.
Sharon Bryant, the original female lead of Atlantic Starr, lives in Philadelphia and was working with Cynthia Biggs a few years ago.
|By David Meikle (184.108.40.206) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 03:45 am:|
Fantastic photographs Nikki!
|By Cleoharvey (220.127.116.11) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 11:57 am:|
I saw Cindy Lauper on tour with Cher. She was incredible. I don't think people are aware of the pipes of this lady. Now, I know that Cher has her detractors but she and Cindy put on one of the best live shows that I have ever seen (ACTUAL SINGING!!!). Cher had to have guts to put Miss Lauper on the bill as an opening act because Cindy walked the house.
|By Randy Russi (18.104.22.168) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 12:27 pm:|
Wow!!! I love the picture of Lillian Walker of
the Exciters. It would be GREAT if they would
reunite and do something spectacular, like a
PBS special. Brenda had pure DYNOMITE vocals!
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:10 pm:|
Cyndi Lauper was also on the Grammy Awards telecast this past Sunday. I also met her years ago when she came by my record shop to buy some CDs. A very sweet woman with a great smile.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:11 pm:|
Brenda Reid sure gave Frankie Lymon the run for the money when the Exciters covered "I Want You To Be My Boy".
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Randy Russi (188.8.131.52) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 02:23 pm:|
Nikki, who is the Ronnie who called Lillian
Walker up to the stage?
|By Nikki (184.108.40.206) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 03:04 pm:|
The Ronnie I was referring to is Ronnie Italiano aka Ronnie I, president and founder of UGHA (United & Group Harmony Association). This is a non-profit music organization (in New Jersey)to preserve the group harmony sounds of the 50s and 60s and has been around since 1976. Sorry about that - I shoulda explained better who "Ronnie" is!!!
|By Randy Russi (220.127.116.11) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 03:35 pm:|
|By Vandelron (18.104.22.168) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 07:24 pm:|
Ellie Greenwich has said Brenda Ried has the best voice of anyone she ever worked with.
|By Brendeeva (22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:28 pm:|
Hello Soulful Detroiters.
Fayette, DO you mean Russell Thompkins, Jr. who once lead The Stylistics? If so, He performed at a Christmas party I attended here in Baltimore, this past Christmas. His voice is still impeccable. The headliner was none other than Mr. Al Jarreau, who tore it up. I tell you though, Eban Brown who currently leads The Stylistics voice is so very close, if you closed your eyes while they are performing you can't tell the difference, its amazing.
They did announce that Russell has a new CD, and of course I can't remember the name of it (too much Christmas spirits, Ha, Ha) I took picutres and as soon as I can get them out of my didgital camera I would be more that happy to share them with you all. I've having trouble with downloading them into the computer for some reason.
BTW the above photos are FANTASTIC!!!!
|By FAYETTE (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 09:51 am:|
BREND HE WAS THE ONE I WAS REFERRING TO
THANKS FOR THE INFO.HOPE YOU CAN GET US THOSE PICS
|By medusa9e (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 08:08 pm:|
I did hear (NOT SURE), that one of the Dynamic Superiors had passed away.
And incase some of U didn't know, i know 4 sure that Sweet James of the Fantastic 4(whole world is a stage) passed away i believe last year.
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:24 pm:|
I know my brother told me that "Sylvester" who went solo, and who was the brother of one of the Dynamic Superiors, who sang "MRS. Jones" died.
|By Ron J. (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:34 pm:|
They are all washed up and on VH1's Where Are They Now. Most of them are on the Jesus Network "praisin da lord" .....they are really pathetic individuals if you ask me, except for Cyndi Lauper. At least she made it to the Grammys!!
|By DF (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 03:00 am:|
Jocelyn Brown was the lead act during the Masters At Work/Nuyorican Soul concert at Central Park at Summerstage 2000, with Roy Ayers and Jody Watley. All were backed up by the incredible Nuyorican Soul Band. Let me tell you. Jocelyn Brown can holla!!!!! Tore the concert up!!!!! One of the best shows I've ever seen. Peace.
|By thickness (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 01:25 pm:|
Whatever happened to the following r&b singers jermaine stewart,melba moore,and ray,goodman,&brown?
|By Heikki (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 04:11 am:|