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Classic Interviews & Features
The Chi-Lites February 1975 Interview
Eugene Record, Marshall Thompson and Robert Lester, known affectionately the world over as Squirrel. They are The Chi-lites, currently midway through a tour of Britain that is playing to packed houses every night. And, having witnessed one of the sho...
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The Chi-Lites August 1972 Interview
IN this country more than in America, there has been a continual comparison between the Temptations and the Chi-lites and of all the various for-and-against controversies that have occurred in recent years, this particular one has enjoyed more space ...
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Mother's Finest January 1979 Interview
I DON'T know about you, but the image that I had always had of Mother's Finest was that they were a sort of Osmonds-type pop group. Their first two albums tended to suggest they were a little harder, more Rock-orientated than the Osmonds and so, unti...
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The Emotions November 1971 Interview
CONSISTENCY is what has kept two sisters and their cousin, the Emotions, to the fore of the numerous female groups who come and go. Since their initial success two years ago with "So I Can Love You", the trio have rarely been off the American R&B ...
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The Emotions July 1979 Interview
The girl's divulge how they came to duet with EW&F on "Boogie Wonderland" and talk at length about their songwriting activities… MOST musical observers would have to agree that the emergence of The Emotions into the full musical spotlight i...
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The Emotions September 1977 Interview
ONE OF the best aspects of our music is that the good people generally win out in the end. Sure, sometimes it'll take a little time but the proverbial cavalry do tend to show on the horizon just in time. And, if you want factual proof then you really...
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The Emotions 1976 Interview
Interview conducted in July 1976 by David Nathan in New York City at CBS Records on Avenue Of The Americas Happy days are here again for Wanda, Jeanette and Sheila. They learned a lot from the quiet times and that knowledge is serving them well...
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Laura Lee July 1974 Interview
I KNOW I'm not alone when I say how pleased I am to see Ms. Laura Lee back on the charts. It's been Laura's first single release in almost a year, during which time the label she recorded for — Hot Wax, one of Holland-Dozier-Holland's three at the ti...
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Laura Lee July 1972 Interview
DESPITE the fact that she has never been properly represented in this country on record, Laura Lee is certainly one of the most requested female artists of today. It may be the oldies collectors who ask for "Dirty Man"; or it might be the Blackpool M...
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Maxine Brown February 1975 Interview
THERE must be a whole legion of soul folk whose musical education goes back to the mid and late Sixties for whom names like Betty Everett, Chuck Jackson, Garnet Mimms, Lou Johnson (to name just a few) hold a special magic. One name that's missing fro...
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Carl Douglas February 1977 Interview
Pssst! Didja hear th' one 'bout th' Polish Kung Fu fans? With "Kung Fu Fighting", Carl Douglas scored one of the best-selling singles of all time, and won friends the world over — including an older couple in Poland. I DON'T think I'm being unj...
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Ann Peebles November 1971 Interview
ALREADY being tipped as a potential giant R&B record in this country is Ann Peebles version of "Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love". The only hindrance for the record seems to be the fact that Clarence Carter's version of the same George Jackson song ...
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Ann Peebles April 1975 Interview
BEING the recording artist for a classic can have almost as many pitfalls as advantages. The history of our music is littered with names who have been associated with gems and then simply been unable to come up with a repeat performance. In most case...
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Ann Peebles May 1974 Interview
ALL OF a sudden, it seems like the whole world is talking about the talents of a magnificently soulful young woman and she puts it herself, "I feel like I'm beginning to make it." Her name is Ann Peebles and after what she describes as "seven, long, ...
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Voices of East Harlem October 1970 Concert Review
THE CONCERT debut of the Voices Of East Harlem at the Royal Albert Hall, despite drawing a far-from-capacity crowd, proved to be one of the most entertaining and exciting events of the soul year. The general impression has been given that the group a...
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