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Jimmy Mack (luke)
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Post Number: 716
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 10:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just found out that Ms Houston had recorded ? and the Mysterians hit a few years back. Was it any good?
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Post Number: 1952
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 10:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Didn't Big Maybelle record it in the mid 60's?!
S.S.
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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Post Number: 688
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 11:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, I believe that was on NY's Rojac Records, around 1966(?).
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Post Number: 1953
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Hey Robb;
Thanks "1966" was exactly the year I was thinking, spring to summer I believe. It was hot in NYC area.
S.S.
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Davie Gordon (davie_gordon)
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Post Number: 273
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Thelma's version was a minor hit in 1981 - released
as a single on RCA 12285 it enetered the Billboard
R&B charts on Oct 3rd peaking at # 76.

I only vaguely remember it - I've never really cared for the song. Jimmy Ruffin also recorded it - it
was a track on his second album, 1969's "Ruff'n Ready"
Big Maybelle's version was a fair sized hit=
#23 on Billboard's R&B chart in January '67.
She had an album at that time which had some
surprisingly bizarre choices of current hits
to cover - like the Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" and even odder "The Eggplant That Ate
Chicago" by Dr. West's Medicine Show and Jug Band.
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roger (roger)
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Post Number: 188
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Everyone.

I have the THELMA HOUSTON version of "96 Tears" on a U.K. RCA 7" from 1981/2. It must be a few years since I played it, and from memory it is O.K. but nothing special ( certainly not one of my favourites from her ).

What no-one seems to have mentioned so far is that ARETHA FRANKLIN also did a version of the song on her "Aretha Arrives" L.P.

To refresh everyone's memory here is a link to prove it.

http://www.djangomusic.com/ite m_music.asp?id=R+++++7730&dt=1 &cid=&sid=&mediatype=

Again, like Thelma's version my verdict would be it is O.K. but nothing too special.

Roger

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