Mr.Coffey.......The Nu People & Dandelion Wine??!!

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Jerm ( - on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 09:34 am:

Did you have something to do with both of these singles(they're the same song, only with a different title)?! I'm almost 100% sure you did, especially after finding out that they were released on Sussex & Venture. They are both wonderful songs. The Dandelion Wine-"Hot Dog" 45 on Sussex hits a bit harder(especially on the DRUMS!) than the Nu People's-"I'd Be Nowhere Today" 45 on Venture. Please fill me in on this and any extra info IF possible(which was first, musicians, where, it was recorded, e.t.c.) Thank you for your time!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dennis Coffey ( - on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 12:08 am:

Hi Jerm. The Nu People had five singers in the group. Two of the singers, Telma Hopkins and Joyce, later became the two back up singers in Tony Orlando and Dawn. Mike Theodore and me produced them at Tera Shirma. I don't recall the musicians at this time but they were the Detroit regular session guys. Mike may recall more details.

Dennis Coffey

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mike Theodore ( - on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 04:50 pm:

The Nu People consisted of Joyce and Telma and Eric and Rothwell. Dennis and I only did the one session with them. I believe we have another cut in the can (if we could find the Can).
They did the vocal version of Lucky Day.
Dandoline Wine was a put togegther group featuring the lead vocal of Larry Santos. I believe the background was song by Joyce and Telma. This was one of the last session we did before we moved Theo-Coff to California.
I can not remember the players but I am sure they were the the regular session guys. I'd Be Nowhere Today was a funky track.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jeremy a.k.a. Jerm ( - on Sunday, April 21, 2002 - 02:31 pm:

Thanks guys! I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions! Your music and production has inspired me soooooo much. It's a real treat and honor for us all that you two along with the other "Living Legends" are posting threads and are also answering the numerous questions we all have on this wonderful forum. I now play drums and bass, who knows, maybe we'll work together one day, ya' never know, heh, heh, heh! That would be GREAT! Thanks again guys!!!!!

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