Sidra Studios, 18292 Wyoming
Ricardo Williams had released several Ruby Andrews songs on his Zodiac label before trying his hand in Detroit with a Jo Armstead song called "Casanova" in August 1967.

Impressed by competitive studio time and a seemingly endless flow of talent, Ric's move was about to pay off as 'Casanova' hit R&B # 9 and Pop #51 the following month. It was a classic collaboration between arranger Mike Terry, drummer George McGregor and Chicagoan Joshie.

The song was recorded at Sidra.

During his latest visit to Detroit Ric had watched BKE closely and found that he was impressed by their harmony and creativity. 

Bill Craig helped to arrange a meeting between the parties and Ric went round to Fred's house that evening.

However, that first meeting was a tense affair.

Fred recalls, "Ric was a smart dude, short but very confident and street wise. When he came into my house,  he  commandeered me straight away. His brashness was difficult to take and we soon began to argue."


Notes thanks to David Meikle.


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