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    Unhappy RIP Clydie King (1943-2019)

    Clydie King passed away last night at the age of 75.

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    Rest in peace Clydie. I appreciate all of your conributions to American popular music!

    Marv

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    She truly was a very talented singer with a great voice. Was she profiled in that film along with Darlene Love and others? I always thought she had been a member of the Ikettes but her Wiki entry doesn't mention that.

    Don't you wonder sometimes how many records you've heard singers like Clydie sing on, when you had no idea who was singing backup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    She truly was a very talented singer with a great voice. Was she profiled in that film along with Darlene Love and others? I always thought she had been a member of the Ikettes but her Wiki entry doesn't mention that.

    Don't you wonder sometimes how many records you've heard singers like Clydie sing on, when you had no idea who was singing backup?
    Clydie wasn't in 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, although she more than qualified. She wasn't an Ikette, but she was a Raelette at one point.

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    Clydie also sang with (and I believe romanced) Bob Dylan. A great singer. Dusty Groove has a solo album or two available on cd.

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    I have yet to explore her solo career but I love her stuff with Motown's Blackberries.

    Rest in peace Clydie.

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    Thanks @reese.

    Have we ever gotten any inklings as to how much of the Blackberries there is in the Motown vaults?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    Thanks @reese.

    Have we ever gotten any inklings as to how much of the Blackberries there is in the Motown vaults?
    An entire album. Sequenced,mixed and mastered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinn View Post
    An entire album. Sequenced,mixed and mastered.
    Thanks! That should definitely get a release!

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    This is sad news. Rest in power.

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    Without taking the time to look it up, didn't she do some background vocals on Martha's first solo album

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    Without taking the time to look it up, didn't she do some background vocals on Martha's first solo album
    Yes, as well as Diana's Baby It's Me and Jean's solo album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    Without taking the time to look it up, didn't she do some background vocals on Martha's first solo album
    Clydie sang backup for Martha during this appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    Clydie sang backup for Martha during this appearance.
    That's a nice appearance; thanks for posting this. Is there any chance this was broadcast in the USA? Martha's styling is familiar and I wonder if I saw the performance at an original showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceNHarmony View Post
    That's a nice appearance; thanks for posting this. Is there any chance this was broadcast in the USA? Martha's styling is familiar and I wonder if I saw the performance at an original showing.
    If I'm not mistaken, this is from Don Krishner's Rock Concert. So I'm sure it was broadcast in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, this is from Don Krishner's Rock Concert. So I'm sure it was broadcast in the States.
    Yeah, it use to come on ABC on Friday nights.

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    So sad. RIP Clydie King.

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    I just checked Clydie King's page on Wikipedia and it states that among the many songs she sang backup on was The Supremes' "Nathan Jones".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    I just checked Clydie King's page on Wikipedia and it states that among the many songs she sang backup on was The Supremes' "Nathan Jones".
    She confirmed this in a fairly recent interview, maybe GOLDMINE or A TOUCH OF CLASSIC SOUL. I don't remember which, but I remember her saying it. She even mentioned that people heard the recording and told her they could hear her voice on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    She confirmed this in a fairly recent interview, maybe GOLDMINE or A TOUCH OF CLASSIC SOUL. I don't remember which, but I remember her saying it. She even mentioned that people heard the recording and told her they could hear her voice on it.
    Yes, the Blackberries were on several of the Supremes recordings including Someday We'll Be Together. The interview with Clydie was in "In The Basement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    She confirmed this in a fairly recent interview, maybe GOLDMINE or A TOUCH OF CLASSIC SOUL. I don't remember which, but I remember her saying it. She even mentioned that people heard the recording and told her they could hear her voice on it.
    Cindy confirmed it too.

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    She will be missed...

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    Rest In Piece Clydie King. Thank you for the music.

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    Are there any articles or news releases announcing her death?

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    Marv ó I have been searching several news sites and have not found anything. The Wikipedia page for Clydie doesnít show her as having passed away. We have seen here before that obituaries sometimes take time to be reported/published. I would think Rolling Stone would have something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zani57 View Post
    Marv — I have been searching several news sites and have not found anything. The Wikipedia page for Clydie doesn’t show her as having passed away. We have seen here before that obituaries sometimes take time to be reported/published. I would think Rolling Stone would have something.
    Same here. Thank you Zani57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_raven View Post
    Venetta Fields
    Another Blackberry

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    May she Rest In Peace

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    RIP Clydie

    How I wish they'd release The Blackberries album.
    Last edited by lakeside; 01-10-2019 at 01:26 PM.

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    I would love a list of songs the blackberries sang backup for while at Motown. As far as Someday, everyone and their mama has claimed they sang in it, except for Mary And Cindy.

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    This is one of my favorites from her. Recorded at the famous Gold Star Studios. Not sure who the background singers...I wonder if itís the Blossoms or Patrice Holloway, Sherlie Matthews. Itís a beautiful song and should have charted.


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    A few more


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    The Raelettes with Vermettya Royster, Merry Clayton the late Gwen Berry and Clydie King

    Last edited by CoolKatz; 01-12-2019 at 02:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradsupremes View Post
    This is one of my favorites from her. Recorded at the famous Gold Star Studios. Not sure who the background singers...I wonder if itís the Blossoms or Patrice Holloway, Sherlie Matthews. Itís a beautiful song and should have charted.

    The Blossoms

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