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HARVEY MASON-GROOVIN’ YOU. By the time Harvey Mason signed a five year recording contract with Clive Davis’ Arista Records in 1976, Harvey was one of the most in-demand session drummers. He was seen as the go-to guy for anyone needing a top-class drummer. This saw Harvey playing on albums by Minnie Riperton, Donald Byrd, Chick …

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PATRICE RUSHEN-PATRICE. By the time Patrice Rushen signed to Elektra Records after releasing three jazz albums for Prestige she decided to change her style and sound. Previously, the three albums she’d recorded for Prestige, 1974s Prelusion, 1975s Before the Dawn and 1976s Shout It Out had been traditional jazz albums. Now signed to Elektra, Patrice …

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TEENA MARIE-STARCHILD. In 1983, Teena Marie released her fifth album Robbery, which was the first album for her new record label Epic. Robbery hadn’t matched the commercial success of her three previous albums for Motown, only reaching number 119 in the US Billboard 200 and number thirteen in the US R&B Charts. Undeterred, Teena Marie …

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THE DELLS-LOVE CONNECTION. After the release of The Harris Machine produced They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, But We Did It! in 1977 The Dells regrouped to record the follow-up album Love Connection which will be rereleased on SoulMusic.com on 16th April 2012. They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, But We Did It! had reached …

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THE STAPLE SINGERS-TURNING POINT. The last time I reviewed an album by The Staple Singers was their 1972 album, Be Altitude: Respect Yourself, their most successful album, which included I’ll Take You There. It reached number one in both the US Billboard 100 and US R&B Charts, giving them their second US R&B number one …

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LOOSE ENDS-A LITTLE SPICE. After Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol founded Loose Ends in 1981, the group went on to record five albums between 1984 and 1990. During this time, they also released nearly twenty singles, two of which Hanging On A String(Contemplating) in 1985 and Slow Down in 1986 reached number one …

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MELI’SA MORGAN-DO ME BABY. There aren’t many artists whose debut single reaches number one in the US R&B Charts. If there are, then even fewer will have had their debut album reach number four in the US R&B Charts. This was the case, when Meli’sa Morgan released her debut single and album Do Me Baby. …

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TAVARES-SUPERCHARGED. Anyone who grew up in the seventies, will fondly remember Tavares’ music. They were one of the most successful US soul and disco bands of the seventies. Between 1973 and 1979, they released what seemed like one successful single after another. This lead to Tavares having three US R&B number one singles, while ten …

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