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    R.I.P. Chuck Barksdale of the Dells

    Hi!

    I hope you don't mind me starting this new thread on Chuck.
    He passed away this morning.
    Please read my tribute at

    http://www.soulexpress.net/chuckbarksdale_tribute.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki

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    Thanks for posting, Heikki, and we will remember Mr. Barksdale and the Mighty, Mighty Dells.

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    So sorry to hear this. He was a great singer and entertainer and from what I've heard a great friend to many. May God rest his soul. My condolences to his family. Thank you Chuck!

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    Very sad news. May he rest in power and may the family find peace.

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    This was Chuck's favourite of the Dells' recordings:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVpz7AFYKAE

    Best regards
    Heikki

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    Quote Originally Posted by heikki View Post
    Hi!

    I hope you don't mind me starting this new thread on Chuck.
    He passed away this morning.
    Please read my tribute at

    http://www.soulexpress.net/chuckbarksdale_tribute.htm

    Best regards
    Heikki
    Thanks for sharing the news Heikki. RIP Chuck Barksdale.

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    Thank you for this Heikiki. A lovely tribute to an outstanding talent. Another all time great leaves us. There are not many left.

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    Hi!

    This is what Mr. Sydney Barnes still kindly wanted to add to my tribute:

    Very good article my friend, however he failed to tell you that he was a back up singer on the first Rotary Connection album on Chess's Cadet Concept label. Chuck was a great guy to be around. He will be missed. That's Chuck standing next to Minnie Riperton in the Chess studio.

    Sid Barnes

    (Sorry, I forgot how to post photos here. The photo is on my FB page, though).

    Best regards
    Heikki

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    Quote Originally Posted by heikki View Post
    Hi!

    This is what Mr. Sydney Barnes still kindly wanted to add to my tribute:

    Very good article my friend, however he failed to tell you that he was a back up singer on the first Rotary Connection album on Chess's Cadet Concept label. Chuck was a great guy to be around. He will be missed. That's Chuck standing next to Minnie Riperton in the Chess studio.

    Sid Barnes

    (Sorry, I forgot how to post photos here. The photo is on my FB page, though).

    Best regards
    Heikki
    Chuck and the Dells were also the background singers on Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stranger".

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    They also worked as background singers for Dinah Washington and toured with her.

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    That's right, Marv.

    They can also be heard on records by Betty Everett, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Wade Flemons, Andre Williams, Etta James, Joe Murphy, Ted Taylor, Cicero Blake, Jo Ann Garrett, Bobby Jones, the Opals etc., and even sang as the Players.

    Best regards
    Heikki

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    Quote Originally Posted by heikki View Post
    That's right, Marv.

    They can also be heard on records by Betty Everett, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Wade Flemons, Andre Williams, Etta James, Joe Murphy, Ted Taylor, Cicero Blake, Jo Ann Garrett, Bobby Jones, the Opals etc., and even sang as the Players.

    Best regards
    Heikki
    Heikki, The Dells were "The Sound of Chicago"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heikki View Post
    This was Chuck's favourite of the Dells' recordings:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVpz7AFYKAE

    Best regards
    Heikki
    That's Jacques Brel's song "Ne me quitte pas" that was translated to English by Rod McKuen renamed "If You Go Away". This is a tremendous performance. Thank you!

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    Chuck had quite a life, not only being one of the Dells but also for a time being a groupmate of Marvin Gaye's with Harvey's Moonglows for a time. May he RIP!


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    Ah, rest in peace Chuck, and thank you for the music.

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