Herb Johnson and The Impacts

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Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME ( on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 04:00 pm:

Okeh Bobby
I know you are one of the Impacts and you know that I still have the record on Brunswick(55393)
I'm So Glad(I Found you/where are you

and you did mention a long time ago that Mr Johnson was still recording or doing live gigs.

Any chance of an update please and what the score is regards Mr Johnson and the Impacts.
plus who are The Impacts?

For the record this singer and group recorded the following gems that I know off and are all known on the uk rare/northern soul scene from 1971/2 to today.

Herb Johnson
and The Impacts

I'm so glad(I Found you)/where are you
Toxan records(no.101)
also on
Brunswick records(no.55393)

Damph F'Aint/?
Toxan records(no.102)

Two Steps/Tell me so
Swan records(no.4186)

and the superb and magical dancer on
Arctic Records(no.109)
Carfare Back.

Also can either Bobby or anyone tell me anything about the Toxan Label please.

with thanks

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 04:38 pm:

Hi Mel,

Herb Johnson is from West Philly and his first single(solo) was Have you heard/ Guilty which was a two sided hit in the Philly area on the Len label(V-Tone)which was owned by Vinton "Lenny" (Buddy) Caldwell in North Philly on Ridge ave.
He had several more releases on the V tone and Palm (sub) label and shortly thereafter Wally Osborne, future owner of Toxan records rabg me up and said that Herb had a group the Impacts and they need ed a guitar player so I said, "count me in mate" well I may not have said "mate", but you get the picture.
I was a big fan of herb's music and I knew his records and anyone who was named after contriband got my vote!!

So then we proceed to rehearse the band which consisted of Wally Osborne on bass, Charlie "Teach" Peoples on piano and organ,
Howard "Little" Rice on drums, Curtis Brooks on sax, and myself on guitar and we hit off right away and Herb started to get us gigs immediately!!
Then fledgling promoter Larry Magid a Temple student who went on to become the biggest promoter in the country started to book us at frat parties.

BTW,Herb sang in the male bcg of Yes Im ready!!

Wally soon hooked up a deal with Swan and we recorded Two Steps/ Tell me so.

I stayed with the group until Len Barry came a- callin' and 123 happened and well......

Top of pageBottom of page   By melandthensome ( on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 05:57 pm:

Hey Bobby
thanks for taking the time man,
I know how busy you are
that info is just what I needed.
thanks MATE

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