Charles Hatcher was born in
1942 in Nashville, Tennessee and later raised in Cleveland,
around the country with the Bill Doggett band, he was
tempted to record in Detroit under the pseudonym Edwin
experiences of Edwin came, however, from Motown who had bought
out Ric Tic and Golden World a couple of years later. His
recording 'I am the man for you baby' was played extensively
on Radio Luxembourg' and I was hooked.
Twisted Wheel took me onto a new level however, when I had to
dash to deejay Les Cokell's turntable to see an Edwin Starr record
which he announced as 'Back Street'.
was on a red label with black writing. I was later to find
out the record was out of Detroit on a label by the name of
record both musically and lyrically this would be my
introduction to rare soul.
Edwin's sixties recordings
are unquestionably top drawer.
would go as far to say that he is the most popular act in
the history of the scene.
a bow Charles!
Notes thanks to David Meikle.