Gap-toothed singers

SoulfulDetroit.com FORUM: Archive - Beginning April 17, 2003: Gap-toothed singers
Top of pageBottom of page   By Patrick (68.21.43.183) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:20 pm:

There are a lot of singers with a gap in their smile. Who has one?

Top of pageBottom of page   By gary (166.70.26.214) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:08 am:

billy preston, and that guy from the spinners

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulpuss (24.102.217.36) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:20 am:

Percy Sledge

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulpuss (24.102.217.36) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:30 am:

Southern soulster Bill Brandon
Early Curtis Mayfield

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulpuss (24.102.217.36) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:31 am:

Iceman

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.38.138) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 01:32 am:

Natalie Cole
Gladys Horton
Little Eva

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 01:52 am:

"ALFALFA"...FROM THE RASCALS!!!...NOT *THOSE* RASCALS...I MEAN THE "LITTLE" RASCALS!!!...HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE LITTLE GAP TOOTHED TIKE BELT OUT "FIGARO"...FROM "THE BARBER OF SEVILLE"???...OR "THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION"...TO DARLA???

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon (63.101.17.207) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 07:17 am:

stu, I need a couple of Excedrin just thinking about Alfalfa's excruciating vocal renditions! What few people are aware of is the little known fact that Alfalfa grew up to reap wealth and fame as...Mr. Michael Bolton.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 11:35 am:

HAAAAAAAA!!!...YOU MEAN ALFALFA JUST FLIPPED THAT "COWLICK" INTO LONG LONG TRESSES TO BECOME MICHAEL BOLTON... JOHN???...PERHAPS THIS DISCUSSION SHOULD CONTINUE ON THE "HAIRSTYLES" THREAD!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.230.25) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:35 pm:

Mary Wells told me she was embaressed about her teeth and did'nt smile with her mouth open in early photos and it was only after she left Motown that she had the money to get her teeth fixed & capped.

Top of pageBottom of page   By motown_david (152.163.188.68) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 01:42 pm:

When I asked Mary to sign an old gap toothed photo for me once, she turned to little daughter Sugar and said that if she didn't look after her teeth then they would end up like mommy's. She meant what she was saying!
David.

Top of pageBottom of page   By motown_david (152.163.188.68) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 01:43 pm:

I also have some old pictures of the wonderful Martha Reeves which show her gap toothed smile. It sure ain't there any more.
David.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Horse (159.53.238.243) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 01:46 pm:

Yeah.... that contributes to how soulful individuals are...!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Patrick (67.38.28.241) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 02:48 pm:

Madonna

Top of pageBottom of page   By Greg C. (209.71.79.171) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 06:58 pm:

One of the lead singers in the group Sisters Love

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight (24.55.6.144) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 07:09 pm:

Greg, In Sisters Love, her name is Vermettya Royster (pronounced VerMEEtia).

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (64.157.71.143) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 07:10 pm:

I think the guy from the Spinners was Henry Fambrough.He actually had a very good lead voice appearing on"Just As Long As We Have Love" with Dionne Warwicke.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sly Fan (64.169.106.229) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 07:52 pm:

Good one STUBASS!! Alfalfa!! Thats one of my favorite episodes. Figaroooohh, figaro, figaroohhh!!

We cant forget the all-time favorite, "I'm The Barber Of Seville". Alfalfa greatest hits. vol 1,LOL!!

Henry Fambrough..wow. He had a very unique and cool voice. He kinda reminded my of Airron Love from the Stylistics. "Just as long.." is one of their most under rated ballads. But "Smile, We Have Each Other" is a tear jerker too, that was when I was introduced the power of the Sigma Strings. The harps are beautiful on that song.

Mr. Eli, being a die hard Philly fan and a Soul fan. It is a honor to have you on the website as well as the other jaw dropping names I've seen on this forum. I have a few questions:

How is Earl Young? King of the crashing symbols and the Tom Tom, its intersting that he was inspired by Al Green records because I was listening to Albert King's "Crosscut" the other day and I was like damn..Al Jackson (another great one!! and he's in the top 4) was laying on the Tom Tom a lot. Then I read two weeks later in a post you wrote that he was doing an Al Green thing (being that Al Jackson was his drummer along with "Bulldog") which made perfect sense. You were mentioning the "Could Be Im Falling In Love" session (my mouth was wide open when I was reading that!!) Earl is in the top 3 of my favorite drummers The others are the late great Mr. Pistol Allen and Mr. Jabbo Starks.

The song that really sticks out on a Tom Tom groove is a song you guys did with William Devaughn called "Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand". If I was the A&R at Roxbury I would have chosen that as a follow up single. Thats my jam. Thats a great album too that is an time favorite of mine.

Describe the atmosphere when recording "Love Is The Message" and "Runaway"?

What was it like working with the Mighty Tom Moulton?

Was "Free Man" or "Ten Percent" the first 12 inch?

It an honor to even be on this forum!! I am truly greatful.

Peace and Love,
Dj A-Ski (LA)
aqism@yahoo.com

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sly Fan (64.169.106.229) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 08:01 pm:

PS: Mr. Eli I also noticed a post you did on Byron Lee!! I am a big fan of Ragga/Ska and Jamiacan music and a lot of those groups are really great like The Soul Busters, Eric Donaldson, Early Wailers material.

I have a lot of music from the Trojan label covering Motowns songs and there are amazing!! Its like its a gritty unfilterd vibe with their renditions, truly amazing.

More pictures please!! The one where you are rocking that afro is on the one man!!

Peace.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.5.122) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 09:45 pm:

It was a gap toothed afro!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Carl Dixon London (195.153.219.170) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 10:27 pm:

Talking of Byron Lee, I watched Doctor No, on DVD a couple of weeks ago and even though I have seen the movie many times, was shocked to see Byron performing with his band in the movie. I like 'Way back home' by him and of course many more great reggae tunes from that era, except of course, 'Johnny Reggae' by The Piglets!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 10:31 pm:

Hey, in one of those early (in 1965) Ed Sullivan TV clips with the Supremes... I noticed there was a 'gapped' tooth in one of the upper bicuspids, near the back right side of 'Denture' Ross's upper molars, seen every time she flashed a big wide grin about, all the while she was singing--

Hey, get a chance check it out, looks pretty big to me!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 10:44 pm:

Jim,
You're sitting waaaaaay too close to the TV ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 10:54 pm:

HEY JIM,your right.Even RAY CHARLES can see that.
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sly fan (67.115.73.249) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 01:34 pm:

Hey Carl? Is this a release of Dr. No in the UK, I am trying to find that Byron Lee.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight! (24.55.6.144) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 04:33 pm:

I guess a missing bicuspid could be considered a gap, but I think the subject of this thread refers to the gap between the two front teeth.

Jim, maybe you could start another thread on "Missing Teeth" to include others like Chuck Berry for his missing front teeth. LOL

Top of pageBottom of page   By Edgar (200.46.133.72) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 04:43 pm:

June Pointer.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight (24.55.6.144) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 05:26 pm:

When I met June Pointer in Detroit (she was performing with her sisters in "Ain't Misbehavin'") and was wearing a mouthful of braces. I wonder now if her gap is closed.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Elgins Fan! (81.131.229.214) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 05:49 pm:

Yvonne Vernee.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Carl Dixon London (195.153.219.170) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 06:52 pm:

Sly fan - Dr. No, the first James Bond movie, was an unlikely place to find Byron Lee playing with his band. I never really became aware of him until 1971 and it was only this year I realised the connection, and that he was in the movie. I would think the same footage was in all the releases of the film, as it is a critical part of the movie at one point around a table with a photographer, who I believe was Miss Jamaica, 1962(?). The song he played was called 'Jamaican jump up'! Hope you find it!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (152.163.188.68) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 07:11 pm:

Say-wahhh...?
A 'Missing Teeth' thread?

On this here R&B "thread", not a chance-- don't even try to tempt' me.

But shucks, I think we'd sure have some 'dang' good fun, (chuckles), doing some 'country' with that one...!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sly fan (67.115.75.58) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 07:27 pm:

Thank You so much Carl!! I didnt realise that!! Byron is also in "The Harder The Come" as the studio engineer.

I thought it was the old PBS science fiction "Dr.No", thanx for the tip!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sly fan (67.115.75.58) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 07:28 pm:

correction: The Harder They Come.

Top of pageBottom of page   By JU (152.163.188.68) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 07:31 pm:

My Uncle Willie

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 09:55 pm:

I'M SURE THAT IF THIS WERE A "COUNTRY MUSIC" THREAD...THE LIST WOULD BE MUCH...MUCH LONGER!!!...YOU KNOW...Q...WHAT HAS 27 TEETH AND AN I.Q. OF 85????????????????.....A...THE FRONT ROW AT A MERLE HAGGARD CONCERT

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (152.163.188.68) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 10:11 pm:

Hey STU,
And they said Merle Haggard had so many missing teeth when he grins it looks like his tongue is in jail!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Edgar (200.46.132.167) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 10:54 pm:

Was that Miss Jamaica the stunning Martine Beswick? She was BAAAAD!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Larry (12.141.160.25) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 11:22 pm:

While I'm off topic, the subject brings to mind a great documentarian, Les Blank and his short
"Gap-Toothed Women". He's buddies with Werner Herzog a director I hold dear.

http://www.lesblank.com/more/gap.html

gap

Top of pageBottom of page   By M.McLeanTech (66.218.41.10) on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 12:41 am:

If the gap was big enough, it would present the possibility that she could have a new stimulator for oral sex prostution.

I have heard of a "gum job." However, this "Gap Tooth Job" is a whole new concept.

I think packing a lot of wet foam up a vacuum cleaner hose works as good as anything!

And another thing too!

Mike McLean

Top of pageBottom of page   By Carl Dixon London (195.153.219.170) on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 07:01 pm:

The photographer in Dr No was Margaret LeWars, who was, if I am not mistaken, a previous Miss Jamaica who worked at the airport and was spotted by the production crew and asked if she was interested in being in the film. I was led to believe 1962, but she could have just been one of the entries that year or previously. I am a little out of my depth with this, so maybe I should keep my mouth shut and you will not see the gap in my teeth!


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