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    J. Marvin Brown, lead singer of the Softtones has passed!

    The Softones were never household names, but achieved a sizable cult following over the years. Their lead singer, J. Marvin Brown had a falsetto worthy of Eddie Kendricks himself. Sadly there’s no details of his passing at this time.

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    The Softones were a household name on the east coast. Marvin Brwon had one of the best voices that ever recorded for Avco Records.

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    I love the softones,saw em in concert back in the day,and for my money[marvin brown was the best first tenor since eddie kendricks]that's how highly i thought of his talent...r.i.p.

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    One of the first commercial 12" ers.

    Credited as The Softones but I only hear Marvin Brown:

    The great Horace Ott arranging ( Village People , Richie Family)

    Marvin Brown

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    Marvin was a friend and a fellow tenor. One of the smoothest voices I ever heard.

    Rest in peace Marvin.


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