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  1. Hi! I believe some of these songs have been...

    Hi!

    I believe some of these songs have been released on Butch Ingram's Society Hill label earlier in 2013 and 2015, but I have to listen to them first.
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    Hi Marv and Theboyfromxtown, indeed, in terms...

    Hi Marv and Theboyfromxtown,

    indeed, in terms of music the book is a big disappointment.

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Happy New Year to you, too, PeaceNHarmony. I...

    Happy New Year to you, too, PeaceNHarmony.

    I just noticed that at one point I've used to work 'chapters' instead of 'paragraphs' (in connection with Thom Bell), but it'll be corrected soon.
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    Two books that are linked with Detroit

    Hi!

    Lamont Dozier's book has already been discussed here, and the other book is by Barbara Henderson, the wife of Billy Henderson of the Spinners fame.
    Also Ruby Turner talks about her new CD at...
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    Hi Robb! Yes, the first 500 copies had that...

    Hi Robb!

    Yes, the first 500 copies had that misprint.
    I'll enclose the scan of the article with Ron Banks' account on that single, based on my interview in the Dramatics Story.


    Best regards...
  6. Thread: Willie West

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    Hi PeaceNHarmony, Happy holidays to you, too....

    Hi PeaceNHarmony,

    Happy holidays to you, too.

    I must add that in the world of soul music today is a significant day not only because of Willie West, but also Jerry Butler turns 80.

    Best...
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    Hi! Today is Willie's birthday: 78 years! ...

    Hi!

    Today is Willie's birthday: 78 years!

    Best regards
    Heikki
  8. Thread: Willie West

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    Willie West

    Hi!

    Willie turns tomorrow 78. He hails from Louisiana but lives now in Minnesota. His first recording session took place 60 years ago.

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

    Best regards...
  9. Thread: The fake Dells

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    Still more: ...

    Still more:
    https://www.ashertheatre.com/event/stage-world-famous-dells-five-heartbeats-movie

    Mickey says that attorneys have been contacted.

    Best regards
    Heikki
  10. Thread: The fake Dells

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    This is what Mickey McGill of the Dells wanted to...

    This is what Mickey McGill of the Dells wanted to add:

    These guys started out singing as "A Tribute To The Dells"
    and are now calling themselves "The Dells" as they began
    to work on the East...
  11. Thread: The fake Dells

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    The fake Dells

    Hi!

    I never thought I'd witness the Dells impostors, but I was wrong:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qNlS2HOfbk&feature=youtu.be

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Hi Edafan! You have all 6 Willie's single...

    Hi Edafan!

    You have all 6 Willie's single sides from the 1960s.

    From his more recent output I'd like to recommend three albums (not separate tunes):
    - Right Where I Belong (2004)
    - If Nothing...
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    RIP Wee Willie Walker

    Hi!

    He died peacefully in his sleep on Monday night.
    He was cutting his new CD.

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

    RIP my friend, Willie!

    Best regards
  14. Thread: Annika Chambers

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    Annika Chambers

    Hi!

    Annika is a rising star in the blues/soul field out of Houston, Texas.
    Please read her interesting life story at

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

    Best regards
    Heikki
  15. Hi Gary! An absolutely incredible series of...

    Hi Gary!

    An absolutely incredible series of articles.
    Thank you, Gary!
    Phil is one of my heroes in music.

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Thank you, Bluerock and Motony! Although for...

    Thank you, Bluerock and Motony!

    Although for Deep Soul fans there were many familiar tracks on this set, also the more obscure ones were equally impressive.

    Best regards
    Heikki
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    Posthumous Deep Soul Treasures

    Hi!

    Please read my short review of a great new CD for Deep Soul aficionados:

    https://www.soulexpress.net/va_davegodin_vol5.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
  18. Thread: Wendy Moten

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    Hi! Let me repeat this one, because I think it...

    Hi!

    Let me repeat this one, because I think it got a littlo lost.
    Wendy's years in music from 1995 till recend days:

    https://www.soulexpress.net/wendymoten_part2.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
  19. Thread: Wendy Moten

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    Hi! Wendy really is a versatile artist: not...

    Hi!

    Wendy really is a versatile artist: not only "Whitney", but also r&b, gospel, AC, country, jazz and soul.
    Please read the rest of her music history at:
    ...
  20. Thread: RIP Beverly

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    RIP Beverly

    Hi!

    I just found this in the Facebook:

    The Stubbs Girls have lost a Jewell. Beverly Stubbs-Meah, the wonderful daughter of Levi Stubbs of the Legendary 4 Tops passed away suddenly yesterday....
  21. Thread: Wendy Moten

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    Thank you, Bluerock. Wendy was a wonderful lady...

    Thank you, Bluerock.
    Wendy was a wonderful lady to spend some time with.

    Hi Glencro, thank you for the music.
    That is a good track from 1998.

    Best regards
    Heikki
  22. Thread: Wendy Moten

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    You're welcome, Splanky. The second part in a...

    You're welcome, Splanky.
    The second part in a few weeks.

    Best regards
    Heikki
  23. Thread: Wendy Moten

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    Wendy Moten

    Hi!

    You may remember Wendy from her "Come in out of the Rain" record and other big ballads, but there's a lot more to this talented lady:

    https://www.soulexpress.net/wendymoten_part1.htm
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    Great choices, robb_k.

    Great choices, robb_k.
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    Kent soul in the 1960s

    Hi!

    Do you remember Kent/Modern Records from the 1960s. I really liked their output. Now there's a new compilation of their product, but not the best, I'm afraid:
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