|By JSmith (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 07:52 am:|
Met up & spent most of the W/E with Don Gardner.
I tried to get road life stories about Bettye LaVette out of him (the embarrasing ones) but he was too much of a gentleman to spill the beans. So Miss B can breathe a sigh of relief (DRAT).
BTW, Don had very fond memories of his recordings in Detroit with the Funk Bros (in the 70's on his duets with Baby Washington). He couldn't remember just who was involved so I reminded him (from info provided here first).
Don spent most of the 70's as Curtis Mayfield's road manager so toured all over, even after having finished performing live in his own right (Dec 69).
|By Randy Russi (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 10:39 am:|
A few years back at the middle school I teach at
we had Mr. Wizard, a scientist who did a lot of
exciting experiments for educational & entertain-
ment purposes. He was a young, handsome black
man from Philadelphia and his last name was
Gardner. I spoke with him briefly and he told
me his father was Donald Gardner of Don Gardner
& Dee Dee Ford fame (I Need Your Lovin' Everyday)
and that his dad was no longer living.
Is this the Don Gardner you are referring to?
|By Chancellor of Soul (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 12:20 pm:|
My favorite cuts by him were:
" My Baby Likes To Boogaloo" b/w " Where Did Our
Love Go", on the Tru-Glo Town.
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 12:45 pm:|
Don ( "I Need Your Lovin'Everyday" ) Gardner, is alive and well, I talked to him last week, in fact he is in the UK working at the northern soul room,Gwen Owens and Spyder Turner or all so an the bill.
|By Randy Russi (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 02:09 pm:|
Thanks, Weldon! I was sure this guy said his
dad was dead. He did say his dad was Donald
Gardner of "I Need Your Lovin' Everyday" fame.
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 03:38 pm:|
"I Need Your Lovin Everyday" was LOUD and clear in Detroit. Great tune.