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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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Nice pics as ussual Wonder B! Hey... I don't think Glenn Jones was ever married to Linda Tillery. Glenn was born in 1962 and Linda in 1949 (a difference of 13 years). Sure it's possible that they got married at one stage but why would Glenn leave out such details when I did an interview with him some time ago? (Glenn is very open and honest). He told me that he is still married to Genobia (Genobia Jeter-Jones), another vocalist with whom I would love to work with one day, but that aside. Genobia and Glenn have been together since the mid-eithies and I have a feeling that they will be together as long as they both live. These two cats have so much in common.

Here's another great shot of the band Quazar while in the studio (late 70s).



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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Absolutely right Andreas... I got the names mixed up again... sometimes it happens! There are a couple of artists like that which for some reason are always mixing up in my head... of course it's Genobia... I have a great LP by her too.

Then who did marry Linda???? LOL

Nice shot of Quazar Andreas. I had never seen it.

Wonder B
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Since we started talking about Quazar I thought I'd do a little P-Funk pics series...

For those who went on the Mothership...!

1st a book of photos taken during the glory days of the P-Funk show with all the costumes and special effects...
bi

Then a Boosty pic I took in Paris at a show we had promoted back in 1996
B8

Another from the same show
b9

Now two VHS Japan only releases of Bootsy concerts from back in dah days!
1976 Stretchin Out Live Concert
Blive1

And Player of the Year tour 1978


Dawn Silva & Jeanette McGruder a couple of years ago in T.O
DS

Dawn Silva's french art cover for her CD All My Funky Friends
dscd

Uncle George making an 'atomic dog' shadow...
GCD

Clinton's (George or Bill? LOL) plan to bomb Iraq!
gci

Clinton on the cover of Jet
gcj

Clinton on the cover of Blues & Soul mag (Trombipulation)
tromb

The cover of the very rare mini CD given away to Japanese people who bought the whole GC series in 5 volumes...
GCCD

A pic I took of Dawn Silva in concert funking on in Amsterdam in April 2002 (sort of a rehearsal for the NSJF festival that was held in July of the same year)
DSA

Jerome 'Bigfoot' Brailey with the Five Stairsteps
BFS

Funkateer Menace aka Dennis Weeden with Bootsy and George during the reecording of his hit 'Doghouse'...
MENACE


Menace on his own these days in NY...
menace1

The Original P founded by Ray Davies, Fuzzy, Grady and Calvin...
op1

Parliament at Cobo Hall in 1971
COBO

The Billboard ad for Parliaments 'A New Day Begins' on ATCO but it had already been released on a rare Revilot single
atco

A Japanese flyer for the first volume of the P-Funk Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (two CD's on the P-Vine Label)
flyer2

A pic I took at a Paris Zapp concert we promoted at the Hot Brass club
RogerHotBrass

A closer look at Roger's first LP
hb

Another pic I took at the Return of the Mothership concerts in Central Park... this one was taken on the first night July 4th 1996
It shows Mudbone Cooper from the Rubber Band and Garry Shider
GarryMuddy

Another Japanese flyer from the P-Vine label when they first reissued all the Westbound CD's in the early 90's
flyer1

And finally the flexidisc with the registration form for Uncle Jam's Funk Army!!!
UJA

Wonder B
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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WonderB;
You've been busy this morning. You take great photos at concerts, really good!!

Good to see an early 70's shot of the 5 Stairsteps too.
S.S.
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Well it's afternoon for me Soul Sister but it sure takes a lot of time to post pics! LOL
That one took me over an hour! LOL

Wonder B
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Phil (phil)
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Great job, Wonder ! Take a little rest, you deserve that. Who did marry Linda ? Look :
www.blacklightonline.com/tille ryinterview.html
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Hahahahahaha Thanks Phil... well that settles it and with an info like that one I am sure I will never ask myself that question again about her and will stop confusing her with Genobia Jeter aka Miss Jones...
Hey I didn't know she was a speaker for lesbian rights...
Mind you I read the whole interview looking for the name of her husband until I reached the final lines... I had skipped the top left excerpt from her interview, otherwise I would have understood quicker!!! LOL

By the way how in the world did you discover that Linda Tillery interview... I made some research on some good search engines and came up with virtually nothing...!?

Wonder B
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Phil (phil)
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Wonder, I just went to google, as I do when I want any informations, on any subject.
And, when I'm at typing (une corvée, pour moi !), thanks for the picture of your beautiful daughter. She's really "mignonne" !
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Hahaha!!! Thanks for the comment on Mini B's pics!
I should use Google more often... I use other search engines but I guess there isn't one which tops them all.
One should use all of them because surprisingly they do come with different answers to the same queries...

Bon weekend

Wonder B

(Message edited by Wonder_B on June 12, 2004)
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Would anyone know anything about these albums and bands or artists...
I have started gathering from various places these scans because I knew nothing about those records.
Of course the more info the better (like what kind of music and anything about the bands)
Some of them are on local labels some not...

Aiken Tony
tau

H.Andrews Congregation
HAC

Tal Armstrong
ta

John Betsch
jb

BJRE
BJRE

Blackout
bl

The Bottom Line
bl

Breakaway
bk

Chaz
chaz

Chosen Few
cf

Cincinnati Joe and Mad Lydia
cj

Rupert Cobbett
RC

Conti Family (even though they look white...! this was on a black music site)
cf

James Conwell
JC

Crescental Valley High School
cvhs

Dancer's Inferno
di

Dayton Selby Sound
dss

Ebony In Rythem a 1963 LP I rhink
eir

The Equatics
eq

The Exoutics (I have this one but no info on the group...)
ex

Yvonne Gray
yg

Heaven Sent & Ecstacy
HSE

The Interpreters
i

Bobby Jones
bj

Kitch
k

Larry T & Family
lt

Lenard Lidell
ll

Mastership
ma

Jimmy McKee
jmk

Moses Davis
md

Onstage Makority
om

Pied Piper Of Funkingham
ppf

James Polk & C°
jp

Purple Image
pi

Rawls & Luckett
rl

Ray & His Court
rc

Shake
s

Space Ark
sa

Spice
sp

Stone Free (Cecil Lyde)
cl

Superior Elevation
se

Sylk
sy

Trama ( I have that one but don't know anything about this band lead singer Donna Allen -could she be the one who had a solo career? The LP is on TK)
tra

Waller Family
wf

Milt Ward & Virgo Spectrum
mw

And a final group which I have but I haven't yet scanned called Washington Jamb Band on the Lion Label...

In spite of all the knowledge on this forum I know some of these albums won't sparkle any post but any info will be appreciated...

Thank you!!

Wonder B
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Funkyone D.J. Dollar Bil (funkyone)
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ARGHHH!Curses Wonder B!First I screw up and lose a post that took me hours to do and then you have to rub the "Coming Of Moses" LP in my face!

Moses Davis- Coming of Moses (Pure Silk 1001 LP)1978

Mose Davis of The (Fabulous Counts),Bohannon,etc.Like you didn't know!A very rare LP and some wild B3(so I'm told).

I have one of Demo Cates(Sax)produced by Jackie Mittoo,but I have never heard that Mose Davis LP.

Let me know when yopu are coming to Canada next.Now it's not so we can hook up to record shop together,it's my chance to get to France and "visit" some records. ;)

Feel free to torture me some more with any Counts/Bohannon related scans!
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Thanks $Bill... I didn't know this LP had any relation with The Counts or I hadn't made the connection...

Like I said most of the pics I posted are albums I DO NOT have and do not know anything about except for a couple...
That's why I'm depending on you to enlighten me a bit!

Hey $Bill if you come to France let me know... even though you might not be able to 'visit' my collection I'll make sure that it's worth your while! LOL
I'll even let you talk to Mini B (from a distance though LOL)

Wonder B
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Funkyone D.J. Dollar Bil (funkyone)
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Went to a market this afternoon and ran across the Kitch"Melody of the 21st Century" LP.My friend bought it for $1 Canadian as anything on Wonder B's list is gold to us!LOL
It is old school soca from a label out of NY.I'll try to get a scan of the back cover for you
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Soca????? Damn... so I'm right to ask what these albums are about because I have no idea and when you see these listed on some soul sites you just assume they are soul records... how in the world did this one end up on my computer then...
NOt that I dissing Soca here, there's got to be something for everyone, but it is a bit far from my taste...
Well I suspect the other albums I mentioned are real soulful (or funk) albums though... sorry about this one $Bill but if you pick up something from my REAL want list then you can put my brand of quality on it... LOL
This time is was a bit of a gamble since I told you I knew nothing about those...

Wonder B
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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What's up Dutch!!!

When you interviewed Glenn, did he speak about his days with The Modulations??? Those fellas had one slamming LP & then they were gone. I'd love to hear what went down with the group as they were excellent.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Hey Wonder B,

I found some info regarding The Interpreters. The LP in Cadet LPS 762 LP, came out in 1965 & costs $35 at Solid Viper records. I'm assuming that this is a Jazz LP. Here's a link to Solid Viper: http://www.solidviper.com/list s/newarrivals.html
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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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Hey Juice! Yes we spoke about the days when he was with The Modulations. He laughed and was amuzed by the questions because he had to go back in time, I mean really dig deep into his memory because it brought back many great memories LOL. He learned a lot being in the group and he told me that he still enjoy doing gospel as well. I believe Glenn is in the studio as we speak working on a new album. Are you formiliar with all his materials throughout the years or are you stuck in the 70s baby? LOL His voice has matured over the years and most of his new stuff is sweet and mellow (unlike the songs he cut early to late 80s).

Wonder B, like yourself I don't have most of the albums you posted in your last post. I do know that most of them were issued privat and independently in limited numbers. I'm primerly interested in the SPACE ARK, MASTERSHIP and SHAKE lp's. If they re-apear on E... then I will grab them LOL. If you are into independent early 80s Soul/Funk then you may enjoy 'The Pied Piper Of Funkingham' LP. The lead singer on this long player is GASTON (named after the town in which he was born, GASTONIA). Not all of the songs are equaly good but if you don't like main stream grooves then this will work for you. Gaston also released an LP prior to 'The Pied Piper.....' (on the same label, worth checkin out).

The Rawls & Luckett LP you posted is not really our stuff so to speak (it's very bluesey). The duo is still around today, they released another album a few years back...
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Hey Dutch,

Thanks for the info about Glenn & The Modulations. I never heard anyone ask him about it before. I have the LP with the ballad That's The Way Love Should Be with Zenobia Jeter. I also never knew that they were married. To be honest, I got an recent LP of his, but for the most part, his music wasn't promoted heavily here in N.Y. I never understood how he isn't a major artist, as he is a quality singer. Sometimes this industry makes no sense to me at all.
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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WB,

There was a writer at PIR named Yvonne(Von) Gray who wrote among other things Lady Love for Lou Rawls.
It may just be the same person.
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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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Juice, most of the artist I have met do not have good things to say about the music industry and US radio (unless they sold platinum!) LOL. It's unfortunate that most US artists don't get the recognision or support they deserve! Unlike the US... we European's embrase US artists - they all love being here for obvious reasons!

Yes you are correct, Jones's music was never properly promoted (although signed to majors in the past). Personaly he did a great job promoting his latest LP 'It's Time'. Kiss FM in NYC was fully behind it (that's your neck of woods right?). Unfortunatly it did not open new doors for him. Like you so well said... the industry makes no sence at all.

Maxine Powell where are you baby!?
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Bobby, thanks for the info on Yvonne Gray...

Juice thanks for the info on The Interpreters...

Andreas thanks for the info on Pied Piper...I have one Gaston LP on CHocolate Cholly where you can see the band on a yellow background...
But there is ANOTHER one!!!
Here's a partial scan of the jacket...
g

Wonder B
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Still knocking them out huh, Wonder B? Good thing I started this thread so you can get your 'groove' on...keep it up!
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Hahaha Thanks my Dyva...!
I don't think I have thanked you enough for starting this!!!
I am enjoying it... but I find there's little feedback on these LP's...! LOL
I would have thought that with the huge collectors who hang out here some at least would have some clues about at least a few of those records...
They really have to be RARE then! LOL

And if you ever need a pic I will be glad to look if I have something in my files... and help you out!

Wonder B
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Thanks Wonder B, I may take you up on that forthe sake of a website...please arrange to be at the convention...It would be a blast...and tell Wild Bill the DJ Funky One Canadian Mountain Music Man to come too...lol....I havent seen him in and year or so...Do you know Matt too? He and I are born the same day.
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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I know one Matt and he's my brother and living in Charlottesville, Virginia... but you may be talking about another Matt! LOLI am still trying to make it to the convention but it is not easy... my schedule is a mess!

Wonder B
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Oh! I meant DJ Bills friend...he is a cool guy. Ok. Well maybe I can use my 'willing-power' and get you here....:'Wonder B Wonder B Wonder B....arrive to the East Coast convention with out incident...'......
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Don (don)
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Yo Wonder B,
No I wasn't at The Mothership Reunion Tour when it hit first at Central Park in NYC. But I caught the show at The Rivera on Sept 17TH, I think? I think 2Pac had just died. For one alotta things went wrong before and after the show, personally speaking for myself. I resented by being disrespected by a certain members kids, and being treated like some kind a phool.

Moving on.

When The Mothership Reunion Tour dropped in Central Park. I was told by Pedro that they packed up and played at a club for 7-8 hrs straight. I wanted to know where you there at that
gig too!

I remember the Uncle Jam Wants You pic of yours. When I was a fan, my cousin and some hommies went to the Motor Booty Tour. The band members threw copies of that particular record out to the audience, it was plastic. I've listened to 'P' is The Funk, where George states he gave away the plastic record. I think he meant the "Clone Communicado:1 one. I had the other "In The Cabin Of My Uncle Jam" or known as P is the Funk. Both copies are on The Family Series, Vol 2 P is the Funk.

The P-Funk Headquarters was runned by Pedro Bell at that time. He personally gave me a copy of both plastic records, and a few extras.

Wonder B, Sylk was a band from right in the neighborhood along with Captain Skyy. My jam along with band usta kick their. Not because of their popularity and because they had an album out. No, not so. My so-called band was mad tight and had the dynamatics plus the musicianship.

'CUZ'
Chgo, IL
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Hey Don...
Yes I was at that show after the main set at Central Park...
That after show was set at TRAMMPS... it was tight to get in but I managed to... after all I hadn't crossed the Atlantic to stay on the sidewalk! LOL
Inside I met Pedro Bell and we discussed quite a bit.
They played another three hours at least which is you make the count was more than 7 hours that evening...! Those guys are crazy... they are the Grateful Dead of Funk! LOL

Yes I have that plastic flexi disc but I have never played it! LOL

Thanks also for the info on SYLK... the trouble is that there are so many bands called Silk or Sylk over the years that it is hard to keep track who's who...

Wonder B
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Moe (moe)
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Wonder B, thanks for the pic of Otis/Carla. I just put that CD in my car a few days ago!!
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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My pleasure Moe...!

Wonder B
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Don (don)
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Wonder B,
I understand what you mean by the name Silk or spelt Sylk. I can help you there. The first group to ever use the name was a 3-4 member female vocal
group from Chicago. They we're discovered by my friend and given the name by Larry Montgomery. Silk recorded two sides for Nation Records (which was a Chi Town label), the A&B sides we're "Falling In Love Isn't Easy" b/w "Come Over Here". Some of The NS'ers posted once said that "Falling In Love" is a big hit in the UK. I and Larry was quite surprised of learning that. I like "Come Over" because it sound so Chicagoish, I like both sides.

2) The other Sylk was a band that was from here in the neighorhood. I forgot how many members we're in the band, at one time it was a slew of 'em. Their specality we're R&B/Funk/Jazz as probably desribed of the lp you have. They made an 2nd lp, but i don't what went wrong? They made some splash around town here and gigging around here and there, as far as to travel out of town too. I guess when they we're trying to get in the music biz, they've musta hit a snag somewhere. They also went by the Smooth as Sylk.

3) The 3rd group of Silk and/or spelled Sylk was a protege male vocal group of Hip Hop/R&B singer Keith Sweat which is a big star here in the states. I don't know where he came up with the name? I do know the female vocal group had some regional play in places like NY and ATL, etc.

CUZ
Chgo, IL
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Don (don)
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Hey Wonder B,
I forgot to mention that the Silk I first mentioned at the top of this thread also recorded for Gamble & Huff's PIR.
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Thanks Don...
I have the SILK LP on PIR... I have the Smooth As Silk LP with the white cover with a black hand...
sk

But I miss the one I posted as well as this Silk here below which I know nothing about either... is this one of the SILK's we've been talking about??? Needless to say that LP is rare too and I am looking for it...
skr

Wonder B
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Don (don)
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I'm kinda curious are these two lp's you posted is this the same group? I do seem to remember they had 2 lp's, I think? I never owned these last two copies before, although I worked at a many neighborhood Mom & Pop stores that had these 2 lp's. I'd like to know is this the same Silk group with these 2 lp's to their credit?
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Well DOn I have the first Silk pic I posted (the hand) but I do not hyave the second one that's why I do not know wether they are the same group or not...
I have the other Silk on PIR with the band standing on a white background and then there's the SYLK which I posted with the other LP covers above and which I don't know either... So I have two out of these 4 Si(y)lk's... LOL

WB

(Message edited by Wonder_B on June 17, 2004)
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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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WB, There are indeed numerous bands who have recorded using the name SILK. I can understand the confusion! The most popular and best selling of all the groups named Silk is (as previously mentioned), the 90’s US R&B male vocal group (who have just released another CD, independently I might add), then there used to be a UK group called Silk as well, recording for RCA Records. This Rock & Roll band should not be confused with any of the other groups named Silk. Their discography is as follows:

Silk - 'I Won't Last A Day Without You' b/w 'Flying Song' (CBS Records 1972) UK
Silk - 'Happy Together' b/w 'Wilshire Boulevard' (CBS Records 1973) UK
Silk - 'Sing Me A Song' b/w 'Freewheelin'' (CBS Records 1973) UK

After a little bit of research they other day I stumbled upon an LP by yet another group called Silk. Confusing? LOL Now… this group recorded a self titled album on Bell in 1976 (incl: 'The Kids A Punk' and ‘Everyday Anyway’).

A few other (Silk) groups discussed by you guys….

SILK – MIDNIGHT DANCER (PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL 1979). Debra Henry (vocals), Melvin Watson (Bass), Tyrone Durham (Drums), Clement Burnette (Guitar), Dwight Smith (Clavinet), Alvin Brown (Brass) and Charles Mann (Saxophone).

This group should not be confused with vocal trio Silk (Marlena Jeter, Maxi Anderson and Gwen Machu, a top background vocal session trio from Los Angeles who recorded an RCA/Prelude album 'Smooth As Silk’ in 1977).


TRACK LIST:
1. Midnight Dancer
2. Your Good Loving
3. Secrets
4. I Can't Stop (Turning You On)
5. Love's Gonna Get You (In The End)
6. Debbie's Disco Theme
7. Get On Up
8. Keep Dancing

SILK – SMOOTH AS SILK (RCA/PRELUDE 1977)

This group was formerly known as Anglo Saxon Brown, who released one LP in 1976 for Atlantic Records titled, 'Songs For Evolution').


TRACK LIST:
1. I Know I Didn't Do You Wrong
2. Give Yourself to Me
3. Leaving Me
4. Call Me
5. Live While You Can
6. Party Pt. 1 & 2
7. Ain't No Need of Crying
8. On Fire
9. Let Him Go

I do remember seeing the Silk LP on eBay most recently (the LP which you, nor I know anything about) however… I believe this may well be the same group who dropped ‘Smooth As Silk’ but then again I don’t!! LOL What’s so confusing is that both records were issued/distributed by Prelude. Maan I gotta go and hunt this record! Let’s wish each other good luck!! LOL

Andreas
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Yep there's this Silk with the three guys on the cover (see above) and the other Sylk which I posted among the rare LP's... that's reallt too much Si(y)lk for me! LOOOOOOOOL
I know about the 90's Silk... although I prefer the earlier Silks... LOL

Wonder B
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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FYI..

The Silk on PIR were originaly Anglo Saxon Brown, On Atlantic.
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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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Hi Bobby, that's correct (I wrote that in my post above) LOL

Wonder B, The search is over....

The Silk LP (with the three guys on the cover) is the one and only Silk who released 'Smooth As Silk' in '76! ...BLAST! I knew it!! LOL

The LP was released one year after 'Smooth As....' with band members, Terry Johnson, Moody Moony and Billy Brown. The track list is as folows:

1. Things Haven't Changed
2. I'll Be Waiting
3. Answer My Prayer
4. Gone Away
5. Get Ready For That Day
6. Simply Beautiful
7. People
8. I Need Had Love (Like This Before)
9. Dogs Of War

Both albums were also issued on CD in the mid-nineties...


Best wishes,
Andreas
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Thanks now Andreas... now we just need to focus on the last SYLK...

s

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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Thanks Bobby I have that LP by Anglo Saxon Brown but I had never made the connection...

asb

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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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Additional SILK info...

THE SOUL OF AMSTERDAM
Maurice Jackson, vocalist, formerly of the group Silk, started his career in Reno Nevada 1966. In that year a group called Checkmates Ltd who sponsored his first recording ('Love Has Left Us'). In 1969 after moving back to Chicago E. Rondney Jones became his manager.

His next big recording was a song called 'Lucky Fellow'. This song was produced by the famed late Donny Hathaway & Emmett Garner. In 1970 Eddie Thomas co-produced on Curtom Records his next project with the famous R&B group (Independents). This group was hot to go! With songs like: Missing You, Baby I've Been, & fame R&B Cut" Leaving Me".

In 1974 he left the Independents and formed a group called Silk. They recorded two albums on Prelude Records. In 1979 he left the enterainment world and went into the ministry. Now he's a pastor for Christ speading the gospel and Christ's Love at Fellowship Bible Mission Church in Chicago at 95th & Jeffery

I believe the two other lead vocalists of Silk, Eric and Arthur are also into gospel these days.

Best wishes,
Andreas
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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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P.S.

Both SILK albums have been re-issued again! Check... Dusty Groove in Chicago, IL. Each CD cost only $15.99 USD

http://www.dustygroove.com/war ehouscd4.htm

That's enough SILK for me for one day. LOL

Andreas
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Now a little Retro-Disco series...
I love those ads from the 70's...
Afrodisco

Some more hair stuff!
afro2

Now the combs...
ac

The you get on the dance floor!
ddf

And go back home in your pimpmobile...
pimp

You take your shoes off to go to bed now...
ds

And you dream of what you're going to wear next week at the disco...
df

Heyyyy mr Fusco, can I get an advance... I saw this beautiful jumpsuit...
jsd

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(Message edited by Wonder_B on June 21, 2004)
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1wicked (1wicked)
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Wonder B...I'm ROTFLMAO !!! Talk about "Back In The Day"....(for me anyway !!) Let me go polish & wax my Deuce & a Quarter !
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Yes.... LOL
Look at these...
The Darktown Strutters....flashy and hip!
ds

Where do you think Prince got the idea for his purple persona??? Dolemite...
pp

They were Three Tough Guys but there was some hot babe too...
hb

Now the Queen couldn't be far away...
fb

Three The Hard Way but they sure would need more than three babes to cater for their appetite...
ba

But Willie Dynamite was THE man...
wd

Wonder B
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Prince - Dolemite...ha!
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1wicked (1wicked)
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Wonder B...hit me offline...ASAP !!
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Brother Love (brother_love)
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"HAIR PHONES"
Hair Phones

Wonder B I hate to mess with your fro-bro, this ones for you.
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Pearl Box Revue
Pearl Box Revue
Pictured left to right: Mr. Clyddie McCoy, Mr. Jaye Joyce, Mr. Tony La Frisky and Mr. Dorian Corey.
This is the cover photo from their album "Call Me Misster" which was rated XXX.
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Brother LOve as long as you have stuff like that you can mess with my 'fro anytime! LOL
Just great...!!!
Never heard about that LP you mention... can you give full details (was it a comedy LP or was there any singing involved?)

Wonder B
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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That 1973 photo from "Three Tough Guys" was taken on the northeast corner of Dearborn and Randolph in Chicago across the street from the old United Artists Theater.
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Soulaholic (soulaholic)
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Hey Wonder B:

The Unity LP by Tony Aiken & Future 2000.
I know Tony very well, he is better known as "Big Red" , he is out of Chicago and the sound is Reggae!!
I worked with Big Red on producing a few tunes for him back in 96 & 97.
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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OK Soulaholic... I was wondering because I have a 12" by Tony Aiken which is quite funky (early 80's)
Thanks for the info...

Thanks DVD Mike for the location of the photo...
THose were the good ole days! LOL

Wonder B
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Pearl Box  Revue
Wonder B, The Pearl Box Revue album "Call Me Misster"
was a nasty as you wanna B rated XXX comedy LP.
Etta James once once told that they use to open for
her at some of the clubs back in the sixties, she loved them.
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Don (don)
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Don Here,

Wonder B, the James Brown was a triple live lp. I confirmed it with my former air personality buddy.
I believe it to be true, cause like I said in my earlier post on this thread that I owned this rare triple set lp. You are correct in the songlist Wonder B. To any doubters, you all only know it as a double lp, because that's really you all know (no pun intended). At the time, I believe there we're only a few, few copies pressed. I had mine. Wonder B you are correct.
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Thanks for the update Don... Very interesting.

Wonder B
If you mess with the 'fro, you gotta go!

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