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Classic Interviews & Features
Jackie Wilson June 1975 Interview
THERE is a handful of soul artists who simply have such a long and interesting story to tell that it becomes virtually impossible to remember all of the questions and details and intricacies that you want to question them on. And so any interview bec...
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Barbara Lynn September 1972 Interview
BARBARA LYNN is probably best known for her composition of "You'll Lose A Good Thing", which she recorded herself in 1962 and gained a Gold Disc for her efforts. The song has since gone on to become something of a standard in Soul circles and left Ba...
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Clarence Carter August 1970 Interview
WHEN WE heard the good news of Clarence Carter's impending marriage to his protege, Candi Staton, we felt we had to get in touch with him and offer our congratulations on behalf of BLUES & SOUL and all our readers and when we finally tracked him down...
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Clarence Carter November 1970 Interview
OWN UP, all those who didn't give Clarence Carter's "Patches" even an outside chance of making the U.K. charts; let alone actually make the Top 3. But, you're in good company, because even Clarence himself is amazed at his British success. "Frankl...
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Faith Hope and Charity September 1975 Interview
The name "Faith, Hope & Charity" may well be familiar to avid soul fans who remember their big hit of a couple of years back — "So Much Love". With the demise of the company for whom they recorded that single and subsequent signing with Sussex Record...
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Brook Benton April 1976 Interview
AFTER something like twenty years of continuous success in the States, Brook Benton looks like finally achieving the breakthrough that has eluded him during the era in this country. The strangest thing is that since signing with All Platinum Records,...
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Brook Benton May 1971 Interview
ONE OF the most pleasing successes of 1970 was Brook Benton with what to me was probably the most soulful record of that year, "Rainy Night In Georgia". Brook's success was anything but an overnight one; he has been recording hits since the late 50's...
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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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