|By Randy Russi (188.8.131.52) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 02:50 pm:|
Mr. McDougal, Didn't you at one time form your
own label and produce Barbara Mason? How did
your association with her come about?
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 06:00 pm:|
I discovere Barbara Mason, she was my artiest when I stared M.R.S and Harthon records, So when I start recording I produced her, I used to see Barbara from time to time, but I have not seen her for a few years.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 06:45 am:|
its me again,
I hope you are well sir.Just a couple of questions for you and would really appreciate it if you can get back to me,as I know what a busy schedule you have.
This is a total long shot here weldon,
and I know the amount of artists that you have worked with over the years so fully understand if you dont remember.
But on a Virtue Acetate,all I have written on it is the title but no artist.Now I Know its a long shot,but does the title ring any bells with you,
Tear's Tell The Whole Sad Story.
And finally do you know anything regards the
Cuppy Label(supposedly owned by Bill Haley's wife)
Lawn records(connected to Swan)and especially an artist known as John Leach.
Both Labels out of philly as far as I know.
If you can reply with anything regards the above querie's then as usual very much appreciated.Thanks for your time Sir!
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 11:54 am:|
Hi Mel, Tear's Tell The Whole Sad Story, is not the name of the song, the name of the song is " It's Needless To Say" its by Bernard Williams & The Blue Notes,the original Blue Notes, before Harold Melvin was in the group.I know Cuppy he recorded for Philly World records, when thay went out of business, Cuppy started his own lable I don't know much about it, he lived in Chester Pa that's were Bill Haley's wife lives,Lawn was part of Swan records, thay had a lot of artiest on Lawn I don't remember them all, I use to promote Swan & Lawn when I worked at Chips record distributor.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 01:35 pm:|
As usual sir,many thanks for getting back to me,and as usual totally blowing me away with the things that you tell me.
Just one more thing if you would persevere with me,as you know one of my favourite tracks(That ranks right up there with the superb Grooving at the go go)is the track called shing a ling,by the Cooperettes.
Now you know the discussion we had a while back regards the alternative version of Shing a Ling(Irma and the Fascinators etc)well can you tell me anything about the so-called male version that has been playing recently on the rare/northern soul scene.
As usual Weldon anything that you can tell me would be much appreciated.
Many thanks for your time(again).
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 03:05 pm:|
as you know from our previous discussions,I know the Bernard Williams sides,
But didnt realise that this was one that I already knew as I was going from an old picture of the acetate.
|By Randy Russi (188.8.131.52) on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 09:11 am:|
Weldon, thank you for your response. Barbara
Mason has an extensive interview in a book called
"Ladies of Soul" written by David Freeland and
published by the University of Mississippi. The
softback is $20, while hardback is $46.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 03:40 pm:|
all the very best to you sir,
for the festive season.
I hope to talk with you next year(god willing)
and a happy yule tide.
STILL and FOREVER
Grooving at the go-go.
|By dvdmike (220.127.116.11) on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 05:06 pm:|
Mike from Chicago here. Who did the arrangement on Barbara Mason's "Oh, How It Hurts"? Thank you.
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (18.104.22.168) on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 06:13 pm:|
Jimmy Bishop, was my partner at that time, he did the track and I did the background arrangement, with the Insperasions, a group from Lawnside NJ.
I wish everybody A MERRY CHIRSTMAS, to all of my friends here on the forum
|By dvdmike (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 01:14 am:|
Did Jimmy Bishop do the string arrangement, too?
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 11:08 am:|
Ross Fath did the string arrangements,on "Oh How It Hurts" and "Yes I'm Ready", Norman Harris arranged the track of "Oh How It Hurts".
|By dvdmike (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 01:31 pm:|
Russ Faith? Someone in some interview said Jack Faith arranged "Yes, I'm Ready". Well, you were there, so I guess you would know. Thanks for the info.
|By Nancy (184.108.40.206) on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 09:56 pm:|
Merry Christmas Weldon and all the best in the new year
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 10:02 pm:|
It was Russ. Jack was not in the biz as of yet. BTW they are not related. Russ' brother is Bill Faith. Russ now has a music school and somewhat of a talent agency for baton twirlers and little girls dressed as Christmas trees.
|By Vickie (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 03:46 pm:|
Merry Christmas Weldon..
I hope you are well and enjoy the holiday..
Wishing you a very successful New Year..
Thanks for all that you do, for your support and encouragement....
|By jack (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 09:24 pm:|
Merry Xmas and a happy new year. Yuor friend Jack Ashford funk Brothers