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    Hi! Please read the second part of the Frank-O...

    Hi!

    Please read the second part of the Frank-O feature covering the last three decades on such labels as Ace, Phat Sound and CDS. There are also comments from the CDS head, Mr. Dylann DeAnna -
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    Hi! Please find the full feature on Diunna...

    Hi!

    Please find the full feature on Diunna here:

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

    Her father was a vocal coach for Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Johnnie Taylor, Joe Tex and others....
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    Thank you, Mike! Frank has been my big...

    Thank you, Mike!

    Frank has been my big favourite ever since the late 80s - as a singer, as a writer for a longer period.
    The second part of the feature [[1990-2022) will be published in less than...
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    Hi! I just made a few corrections in the text...

    Hi!

    I just made a few corrections in the text on Frank's debut single called "Weaker than Water."
    https://www.soulexpress.net/frankojohnson_part1.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    FRANK-O JOHNSON, a Motown staff writer

    Hi!

    Besides Motown he was a staff writer for Malaco,too, and wrote many songs for Johnnie Taylor. He's also a highly valued recording artist among deep soul fans -
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  6. Thread: It's a Shame

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    G.C. Cameron: "Stevie and I became best friends...

    G.C. Cameron: "Stevie and I became best friends after I got with the Spinners. We had much in common. I admired him so much, as I do now -his ability as a writer, producer, singer and musician - - So...
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    Bobbie Smith: "The Spinners were mostly available...

    Bobbie Smith: "The Spinners were mostly available all the time and we would hang around studio every day trying to get on the back scene, background, whatever they needed us to do to make some money....
  8. Thank you, Tom and Kenneth. Actually, a year...

    Thank you, Tom and Kenneth.
    Actually, a year later I met Mr. Bell again and among other things he shortly talked about this CD -

    https://www.soulexpress.net/deep5_2017.htm#williambell

    Best...
  9. Hi Tom! My review of the album in 2016 -...

    Hi Tom!

    My review of the album in 2016 -
    https://www.soulexpress.net/deep4_2016.htm#williambell

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Here's my Johnny Bristol favourite. He wrote it...

    Here's my Johnny Bristol favourite. He wrote it together with Jerry Butler, James Dean and John Glover. Jerry released it first, and after Johnny there were Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis and many others,...
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    Thank you for your kind words "nativeNY63"....

    Thank you for your kind words "nativeNY63".
    David, Diunna leans more into the blues than Denise, but she masters other genres, too.

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Diunna Greenleaf

    Hi!

    Please get acquanited with a strong-voiced blues & soul lady out of Houston, Texas, Diunna Greenleaf.
    She tells about her latest CD, and we'll get back to her with a feature article after one...
  13. Hi Kenneth! Indeed, some discographies show an...

    Hi Kenneth!

    Indeed, some discographies show an album titled Waiting for William Bell:

    3012 -
    WAITING FOR - LITTLE MILTON [[reissued on CD)
    It's Amazing/Who Can Handle Me Is You/Woman You...
  14. Hi! The complete story of William Bell in his...

    Hi!

    The complete story of William Bell in his own words -
    https://www.soulexpress.net/williambell.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Hi! My short review:...

    Hi!

    My short review: https://www.soulexpress.net/deep1_2022.htm#temptations

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Hi David! I agree with you on those artists...

    Hi David!

    I agree with you on those artists that you mentioned.
    Ichiban indeed was mentioned in the book, but surprisingly mainly in the context of rap music.
    Some of the other less-known...
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    Atlanta Entertainment History

    Hi!

    Please read my review of a new book on the Atlanta music scene.
    There are also reviews of two CDs, including one by the Temptations -

    https://www.soulexpress.net/deep1_2022.htm

    Best...
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    Hi! Here's an extract from my O.C. feature on...

    Hi!

    Here's an extract from my O.C. feature on this subject -

    O.C.’s next album, Love Changes [[# 61-black), appeared first on South Bay Records out of Los Angeles in 1982, and it was produced...
  19. Hi! A good album. Please read my review of the...

    Hi!

    A good album. Please read my review of the album with comments from Ron Banks [[Soul Express: The Dramatics Story, part 3) - 19609[ATTACH]19609
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    The great WILLIE CLAYTON - part 3

    Hi!

    The last twenty years of his career - twenty plus albums - and one of the contributors is Malaco's Wolf Stephenson -

    https://www.soulexpress.net/willieclayton_part3.htm

    Best regards...
  21. Hi, a bit more about Dave... DAVE TYSON ...

    Hi, a bit more about Dave...

    DAVE TYSON
    David Lewis Tyson was born in Philadelphia, PA, on September 14 in 1959. David: “My father was a nine-to-five working man. I have four sisters and two...
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    Hi! Let's not forget another very tight group,...

    Hi!

    Let's not forget another very tight group, The Dells, which performed in the very same line-up from 1952 till 2009, with the exception of one change in the early 60s.

    Best regards
    Heikki
  23. Hi David! I borrowed the CD one year ago from...

    Hi David!

    I borrowed the CD one year ago from a friend, but I don't recall where he purchased it.
    It's a little over 30 minutes, 8 tracks, and I remember liking four of them quite much.

    Best...
  24. Willie Clayton: "Three People" and "Equal Opportunity"

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    The second part of the Willie Clayton story [[1993-2002) features not only Willie, but in supporting roles also John Abbey of Ichiban Records, the highly esteemed singer-songwriter Frank-O...
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    The unsung WILLIE CLAYTON

    Hi!

    An unsung artist, if any.
    One of the greatest classic soul singers, WILLIE CLAYTON, and his early days in Mississippi, Chicago, with Willie Mitchell in Memphis and in Atlanta, Georgia -...
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