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Helene (helene)
2-Debutant
Username: helene

Post Number: 20
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.32.166.34
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 10:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know you'll all join me in wishing this great man a very happy birthday.

Any news on him would be very much appreciated.
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Eli (phillysoulman)
5-Doyen
Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 261
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.47.122
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 10:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Helene,
All I know is that Jimmy lives in Londons west end and is doing well.

I had the pleasure of recording him in the late seventies but the songs were never released..........but ...they wil be soon!
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Vonnie (vonnie)
4-Laureate
Username: vonnie

Post Number: 92
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 151.205.162.52
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 10:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy Birthday Mr. Jimmy Ruffin,

May your day be full of sunshine, good health and the best wishes. My late sister Janeen was a non-demonstrative individual, but your song "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" truly touched her. I had never seen her cry, but that song brought tears to her eyes.

Have a Blessed and Happy Day!

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Nosey (nosey)
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Username: nosey

Post Number: 96
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 66.153.113.238
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 11:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nosey has another story. I know, I know but the raconteur in me is too overpowering to control. Well it goes like this......My neighbor (Vonnie & E., he is the current pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church) was stationed in Nam and he and the brothers were about to committ Hari Kari if they heard another hillbilly record. He sent me some money and asked me to send them some records. 'What Becomes' was the #1 song at that time. So I sent him all the "boss" records that was on the charts at that time. I got so many letters from those guys thanking me for being so hip that one guy sent me a portrait that he had done of me taken from one of those 4 for a quarter pictures. I cherish that portrait but if you look at it sideways, the painter, who was Asian, made my eyes slightly Asian. LOL!

Happy Birthday Mr. Ruffin and thank you for making Nam a little bit easier for the brothers!
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Tony Russi (tony_russi)
4-Laureate
Username: tony_russi

Post Number: 85
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.210.0.146
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy & Healthy Birthday wishes to Jimmy Ruffin..a truly great vocalist!
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Stonewall (stonewall)
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Username: stonewall

Post Number: 91
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.237.3.165
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 12:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ruffin Brother Jimmy,

We had such a wonderful time at the opening of the Motown Cafe in Manhattan in September 1995. It was great that U flew over from London! U loved how I "read" that huge female reporter who stepped on your black patten shoes and I loved how U loved it. And wasn't Heat Wave MARTHA great to all of us after at her big hotel suite on East 57th Street? I trust that U are well and look forward to seeing U when U are next in New York. U've passed that way before! The voice mail phone number is the same (24/7): (212) 613-6039.


Motownly yours,

Stonewall

P.S. We all miss David!


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John Barry Sheffield (jaybs)
2-Debutant
Username: jaybs

Post Number: 22
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 195.92.168.163
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy Birthday Jimmy, like our Old Friend Edwin Starr, it has been a Gift to have you in our Country!

That is interesting and good news Eli about the tracks You did with Jimmy! - can't wait!

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Tony.C. (tonyc)
2-Debutant
Username: tonyc

Post Number: 19
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 195.93.33.10
Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 1:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HiJimmy have a great day,still got all the photo,s from 20,10,yearsago and last year,s in Bradford.card in post!
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Helene (helene)
2-Debutant
Username: helene

Post Number: 21
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.32.166.34
Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 1:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eli,

What fantastic news! Please keep us posted, because I just HAVE to buy the album.

Thank you.
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
5-Doyen
Username: ladymystique

Post Number: 311
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 216.37.228.106
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy Belated Birthday!

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