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    A compilation of BIG ballads

    Hi!

    Please find my review of a very recommended Kent CD filled with big 1960s soul ballads:

    https://www.soulexpress.net/va_soulvoices.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Thank you, Robb! I enjoyed this music. The...

    Thank you, Robb!

    I enjoyed this music.
    The lady on "You Beat Me to the Bunch" sounds really familiar, but I'm afraid to guess yet.
    I'm sure I have one or some of her records.

    Best regards...
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    A radio show with Charlton Washington

    Hi!

    In yesterday's broadcast Charlton talks about his days with the Spinners + his new solo single -
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    Hi! I went back to my 3-part Dells Story...

    Hi!

    I went back to my 3-part Dells Story (published already in 1998) to see, if the guys had something special to say about Barrett, who co-wrote "Stay In My Corner", but they concentrated on...
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    That's correct Motony. In the second part of the...

    That's correct Motony.
    In the second part of the feature there's a quote both from Sonny Charles and Tina (from her book) on that song.
    The Checkmates version was released in late 1969 and Ike &...
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    Okay, Ralph! So that must have been in the...

    Okay, Ralph!
    So that must have been in the 2000s.
    Still in the 1980s there were both Bobby Stevens' and Sonny Charles' shows, but they have remained good friends till today.
    Sonny released a solo...
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    Thank you, Robb, for this information. I wasn't...

    Thank you, Robb, for this information.
    I wasn't aware of Barrett's work in Chicago in THAT amount.

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Hi! I noticed one interesting detail among...

    Hi!

    I noticed one interesting detail among those Robb's fine examples above : It's A Weakness that Joe Murphy recorded in 1964 - as well as the A-side - was written by two members of the Dells -...
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    Thank you, Stu! Hi Ralph! That must have been...

    Thank you, Stu!

    Hi Ralph! That must have been "The Sonny Charles Show", because Bobby Stevens left in the late 1970s and only Sonny and Marvin "Sweet Louie" Smith carried on, and Marvin passed in...
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    Hi Mysterysinger! It's a very good album,...

    Hi Mysterysinger!

    It's a very good album, although some people have mixed feelings about it - especially the side 2.
    There's more talk about it in the second part of the story, due to be...
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    Great choices, Robb!

    Great choices, Robb!
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    Hi Tom Tom is on Facebook. I just asked him this...

    Hi Tom Tom is on Facebook. I just asked him this question. Perhaps Kevin did too :-).
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    Hi Tom! That is a nice song, and it differs...

    Hi Tom!

    That is a nice song, and it differs from the rest of Freddie's output, because it was a Gamble & Huff production.
    I also think that his peak period fell on his stint with Bert Berns on...
  14. Thank you "edafan", "sansradio" and "splanky."...

    Thank you "edafan", "sansradio" and "splanky."
    And thank you David for your spot-on thoughts.

    Best regards
    Heikki
  15. New biographies on JAMES CARR and DENISE LASALLE

    Hi!

    Besides those two book reviews, also WENDY MOTEN tells about her new CD at

    https://www.soulexpress.net/deep3_2020.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Hi David! I'm far from being a professional....

    Hi David!

    I'm far from being a professional. Music is a dear hobby for me, and has been all through my life.
    I'll write a short review of the book in my next column in June, though,
    so please...
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    One of my heroes, too, Grapevine - ...

    One of my heroes, too, Grapevine -

    https://www.soulexpress.net/freddiescott_discography.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Happy birthday! Are you sure 15-20 is enough? ...

    Happy birthday!

    Are you sure 15-20 is enough?
    We could aim for higher.

    Incidentally, I'm also reading the book currently.

    Best regards
    Heikki
  19. Hi Motown01! She's a lovely and very talented...

    Hi Motown01!

    She's a lovely and very talented lady.
    Here's her full bio:

    https://www.soulexpress.net/tonigreen.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Thank you Marv and Splanky! My personal...

    Thank you Marv and Splanky!

    My personal favourite is the one that preceded Black Pearl,
    Love Is All I Have To Give.

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    The Checkmates Ltd.

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    Perhaps you remember the group with Bobby Stevens and Sonny Charles on lead vocals.
    Here they tell their story in part 1 of the feature, covering the ("Las Vegas") years from 1959 till 1968....
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    David, I've been informed only about a review...

    David,

    I've been informed only about a review copy in May, and I still haven't received it. The only review I've seen so far has been by Daddybnice on his Southernsoulrnbnew site.

    Sorry, but...
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    Hi David! Please find a short bio here:...

    Hi David!

    Please find a short bio here: http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/bobby_lewis.htm

    (Incidentally, have you already purchased the Denise LaSalle book?).

    Best regards
    Heikki
  24. That's right, Marv. She was very popular here in...

    That's right, Marv.
    She was very popular here in Finland and that show was shot in 1964. On YouTube you'll find her singing also What Am I Living For, Sweet William etc.
    She was a pretty and...
  25. Thread: Wikipedia

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    Thank you, Carlo. That was an interesting...

    Thank you, Carlo.
    That was an interesting article. Even if the interviewee is the artist himself and in his answers he corrects some of the information that was printed on his Wikipedia page, that...
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