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    Hi, "jboy 88", your question was so intriguing...

    Hi, "jboy 88", your question was so intriguing that I turned to Mickey McGill of the Dells, and please find his answer here:

    The Dells,
    Couldn't do the Moonglows songs any justice. In fact The...
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    Hi "jboy88", Chuck really joined the New...

    Hi "jboy88",

    Chuck really joined the New Moonglows in 1959, but he had moonlighted with them for a short period already in the mid-50s, around the time he was singing with Otis Williams and the...
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    Hi Splanky! The track derives from their 1978...

    Hi Splanky!

    The track derives from their 1978 ABC album, "New Beginnings."
    George Clinton produced also "I Wanna Testify" for that album.

    This is what Michael McGill thought about it:
    "With...
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    "Black Pearl" - The Checkmates Ltd. part 2

    Hi!

    Bobby Stevens and Sonny Charles talk about their recordings with Phil Spector in 1969 and their solo and group recordings after that up till 1975 -
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  5. Hi! My first interview with Joseph way back in...

    Hi!

    My first interview with Joseph way back in 2003: IMG_20200727_0001
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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...
  19. Thank you "edafan", "sansradio" and "splanky."...

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

    Best regards
    Heikki
  20. 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
  24. 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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