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Manny (manny)
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Username: manny

Post Number: 462
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.194
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Submarine to all!

I was very surprised from I discovered this great site on, discovering the hundreds of diverse incarnations of practically a same congregation of musicians.
Around the nucleous Harris-Baker-Young and /or Bobby Eli, Larry Washington, Vince Montans, etc. there are a lot of different names.
I knows (if i'm not wrong) this:

-MFSB

-H-B-Y

-Philly Four (thanks to Mr. Weldon McDougal III)

-Trade Winds

-The Family

-The Salsoul Orchestra

-The Philly Sound

-"Co" (of Cliff Nobles & Co)

Some adition or some comments about this list is very well recieved.

Peace & Soul Food
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 1644
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.62.183
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 6:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hidden Cost
Daly Diggers
Assembled Multitude
Richie Family(originally just the orchestra)
Music Makers
Electric Indian
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Username: westside314

Post Number: 966
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 64.12.116.138
Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bobby, Hi again -

I was just thinking today when I was listening to the O'Jays 'Used to be my Girl' How did you know when it was you or Norma Harris playing? Did you get it mixed up or do you you remembered who played what lick where? I remembered once on a radio show EnVogue had a small disagreement about who sang what where and it took their manager to tell them this was her and this was you, so to speak. Either way, did you have 'equal billing' so to speak, or did one of you play more than the other? And who did the run on 'Used to Be My Girl'? That is a momentus guitar lick. If you could Eli, name what you feel were you best guitar solos while with MFSB.

Thanks!
DyvaNaye
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Manny (manny)
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Username: manny

Post Number: 465
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.51.195
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 9:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Submarine, friends!

Thanks for your response, Mr. Electronic. I forget Musik Makers! Also I got the doubt about Corner Boys & Friends and Brothers of Hope if was also some of the same musicians.
One time I had in my hands a LP by Soul Train Gang in one music store and I believe Harris-Baker-Young were in the credits but don't well remember if was as songwriters or / and musicians.

Hey, DyvaNaye you got very sensual ears! ;-)
There are many guitar solos by MFSB very "exquisite" as the intro in "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" by Bobby Eli and also some spanish guitar as in "Message In Our Music" or "Smile Happy" by Roland Chambers. Or more rock-flavored by TJ Tindall as in "K-Jee". Or the unmistakably Wes Mongomery's style by Norman Harris.

Peace & Soul Food!
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 1665
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.25.105
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dyva,
That intro on Useta be my girl was played by DENNIS Harris, no relation to Norm.
The other axe was me.

Hope that we..was ALL me on all axes.
message..was Norm and myself.
manny, the Corner Boys were a singing group/w2riting team of Akines, Bellmon, Drayton and Turner, formerly known as the Formations.
They also were Silent Majority, on Hot Wax.
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Manny (manny)
6-Zenith
Username: manny

Post Number: 466
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.52.108
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 3:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks again, amigo Mr. "Electronic"!

I believed Corner Boys was only a instrumental music group because the only track i knows is the instrumental cover of Bunny Sigler's "Great Big Liar", with the title changed as "Take It Easy Soul Brother".
Thanks also for your explainations about who did what playing guitar in those tracks.

Peace!
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 1674
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.25.105
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Manny,
Do you know of the song, "Gang War" by the Corner Boys?
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
5-Doyen
Username: harlem_144

Post Number: 260
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 63.78.189.114
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 4:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Bobby,
That was the one you guys did on the
Neptune label wasn't it ???


Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

chancellorofsoul.com
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Eli (phillysoulman)
6-Zenith
Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 1677
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.25.105
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 5:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sure was.
It was basicaly the Formations in another guise.
Even as writers and producers, they were afectionately called the Corner Boys.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 2601
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Err,ahh fellas,

Why y'all keep talking about these songs that I've never heard?? I mean, it's like you're torturing me over here. If you're gonna talk about them, at least slip a brother a CD of the songs, know what I mean (HINT, HINT, HINT!!!)

Right now, I feel alienated & left out!! Well, ok, actually my feelings are hurt!!
:-)
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Manny (manny)
6-Zenith
Username: manny

Post Number: 467
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.124.51.29
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 5:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello again, Mothers & Fathers!

I don't knows this song you mentioned, friend Bobby Eli.
Hope some day appears a CD box of those Gamble-Neptune-North Bay Philly treasures!
I agree with Juicefree when somebody talks about a "rare" track by some interesting artists, I'm feel frustrated. Only sporadically some compilations as "Philadelphia Roots" or "The Spirit Of Philadelphia" can help the true fans.

Peace & Soul Food!
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
6-Zenith
Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 2661
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 2:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello folks,

I just happened to find some info, that shows a North Bay 45 & some other interesting Philly music. Here's the link:

http://funky16corners.tripod.c om/5_philly_sound.htm

By the way, this site shouts out one Bobby Eli & comes equipped with Real Audio sound bites as well. It's great, as I've never heard the majority of these songs!
I hope you'll enjoy it!

(Message edited by juicefree20 on October 03, 2004)

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