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Mark Speck (mark_speck)
5-Doyen
Username: mark_speck

Post Number: 213
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 63.188.136.205
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just heard that Jimmy Lewis passed away yesterday after battling cancer.

While Jimmy recorded a string of fantastic Southern soul records for labels like Minit, Volt and Hotlanta, he's probably best-known for his collaborations with Ray Charles. I believe they had an entire album together on ABC/TRC.

And now Ray has some good company up there. Rest in peace, Jimmy. :-(

Best,

Mark
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
6-Zenith
Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 2332
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mark,

Not you too!!! I just responded to Jimmy's post abour Tyrone Davis. I clicked back & saw your post about Jimmy Lewis. Once again, this is sad news & they must be planning one hell of a Soul Jam, the way all of our singers are leaving here these days. I'm not that old, but I'm sure beginning to feel old. These are folks from my youth & they're leaving so rapidly these days.

Jimmy Lewis: R.I.P

My condolences go out to all of his family, friends & fans!
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Don (don)
6-Zenith
Username: don

Post Number: 815
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.75.49.253
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 1:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is sad news to hear. I'm aware of his music thru my late aunt who had alot of his singles from record labels that are mentioned here.
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
6-Zenith
Username: mel

Post Number: 810
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 81.153.212.92
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 2:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This guy is yet a big fave of myself
like T.Davis plus more that have passed away.

We will remember you all by the superb 45s you have left us.

R.I.P. J.Lewis.

regards
mel
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Adam G (adam_g)
1-Arriviste
Username: adam_g

Post Number: 5
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 62.254.64.16
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 7:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

His Hotlanta "Totally Involved" lp from 74 is one of those rare things a classic soul album with every track brilliantly written and performed.The master lyricist both humerous yet totaly soulfull.If you dont know please hunt it down fabulous.
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BJL (bjl)
3-Pundit
Username: bjl

Post Number: 64
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 217.205.87.151
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 7:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The "Totally Involved" LP was reissued by Ace/Kent with several unissued tracks as "Still Wanna Be Black". More details are here http://66.232.131.72/MoreInfo/ CDKEND153.html

Go get it - it is simply stunning.

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