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Puttin' the "ILL" in Thrilla!!!! Viva la Casa Magnifica y Caliente!!!--Lydell Jackson

 

Randolph (a.k.a. Paul Randolph)
is part of Detroit’s thriving “underground soul” scene. He sings, he writes songs, he plays the bass.

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Comment by Bohemian Chick on February 18, 2011 at 12:55pm
Oh no!! I don't remember how to post videos!!! :-(
Comment by Dee M on July 15, 2009 at 4:52pm
Hey, Long Time!!
I'm inviting you to the event 'An Interview with Shades of J on Nesheba's Radio' on Blogtalk.com
Tonite!!

Sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, a glass of wine. It's an Interview w/ Shades of J @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ESpiritE/2009/ 07/16/Wednesdays-Smooth-Jazz -Neo-Soul-Spoken-Word-and-More-

An Interview with Shades of J on Nesheba's Radio Time: July 15, 2009 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm est
Location: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ESpiritE/2009/07/16/Wednesdays- Smooth-Jazz-Neo-Soul-Spoken-Word-and-More-
Organized By: Dee_M

Event Description:
We'll be on Blogtalk radio.com today with
my Artist Shades of J...

When:
Today, Wednesday, July 15, 2009
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Central

Where:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ESpiritE/2009/07/16/Wednesdays-
Smooth-Jazz-Neo-Soul-Spoken-Word-and-More-


Shades Of J is an American Nu Soul-Spoken Word collective from Cincinnati, Ohio that "just sorta evolved into a real Band from a Band!", according to lead singer/poet & founder Janine "Lady J" Nash. Her CD "Shades of J: Spoken Word Soul" has become an underground hit both regionally and on the Web; the response on international 'Net radio & regular Quiet Storm stations across the Midwestern U.S. has been ecstatic. R&B/Funk keyboard guru Chris Jasper (from the legendary Isley Brothers & Isley/Jasper/Isley fame) as well as the Devoted Spirits guitar virtuoso Sheldon Reynolds (formerly of Earth, Wind & Fire) gave their blessing on this album, both stating that this is a "Must Have" for your music collection.



Hope you can tune in!

Dee M
www.cdbaby.com/cd/shadesofj
www.myspace.com/dmanor

Comment by Edie Antoinette on July 3, 2009 at 7:06pm
They DO Hoss...they do...woooo!!!!!
Comment by Hoss on June 14, 2009 at 10:10pm
Looking down Crackin up!!!! Yes Edie the Detroit boys got something special going on up there.
Comment by Edie Antoinette on June 14, 2009 at 12:15am
ROFLMBO!!!! Is it programmed??? ROFLMBO
Comment by Edie Antoinette on June 14, 2009 at 12:09am
You know what kills me is that that animation that Tonya posted is going right to the music! Am I trippin'??? LOL
Comment by Tonya Anderson on June 13, 2009 at 3:42pm

Comment by Edie Antoinette on June 13, 2009 at 2:10pm
Welcome Tonya!!!
Comment by Edie Antoinette on June 12, 2009 at 10:38am
My Sole7nator is here!! I didn't realize! My Baaaaby!!! Welcome!
Comment by Edie Antoinette on June 11, 2009 at 4:12pm
*edie is rolling laffin* Lydell, you crack me UP!!!! Okay--thanks for the notes. I got your back. I'll compile it here and you can access everything as admin.

Let me get to it. And thank you dear--you got me all inspired and stuff..*sigh*
You always do that! Man!!! *big grinilicious smile*
 

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Spotlight | Maze

  1. play Maze — 03 Feel That You're Feelin'
  2. play Maze — 04 Somebody Else's Arms
  3. play Maze — 04 Southern Girl
  4. play Maze — Can't Get Over You
  5. play Maze — Golden Time Of Day
  6. play Norman Brown — Night Drive
  7. play Norman Brown — Feeling
  8. play Norman Brown — Still
  9. play Miles Davis — miles 1
  10. play miles 2
  11. play miles 3
  12. play miles 4
  13. play miles 5
  14. play Marvin Gaye — I Met A Little Girl
  15. play Santana — 01 Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
  16. play Santana — 02 Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
  17. play Mongo — 02. Afro Blue



The history of the Butlers/Raw Soul is dense, but for all of us music nerds, that's normal. It is not totally clear what year the Butlers actually formed but they released their first single in 1963 on Liberty Records. That single was "She Tried To Kiss Me" and another single followed on Guyden entitled "Lovable Girl." After the Guyden single the Butlers took a break not recording another record until the single "Laugh, Laugh, Laugh" was released on the Phila label in 1966. The group also backed Charles Earland and Jean Wells on one Phila single ("I Know She Loves Me"). 


As you might be noticing, the Butlers were doing a fair amount of recording but not achieving much success. The group's recordings sold regionally but never had the promotion to make an impact on the national scene. After the single with Phila, the Butlers moved to the Fairmount label (part of the Cameo-Parkway family) and released a handful of singles, some being reissued singles of the past. The Butlers were with Fairmount for 1966-67 and then moved to Sassy Records. Sassy released the group's greatest single (in my opinion) "Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)" b/w "If That's What You Wanted." A copy of that 45 sold for just under $500 last summer on eBay. Even though that isn't that much in the world of record collecting--it's still a hefty sum. The Butlers released another single on Sassy ("She's Gone" b/w "Love Is Good") that appears to be even 
harder to come by then the "Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)" single.

 

The true history become a bit blurred here as the AMG biography states that the Butlers last record was released on C.R.S. in 1974 (". However, between 1971 and that single, Frankie Beverly formed a group called Raw Soul and released a number of singles. Some of the songs recorded by Beverly during this period are "While I'm Alone," "Open Up Your Heart," (both on the Gregor label) and "Color Blind." "Color Blind" was released by the Eldorado label and rerecorded by Maze. Beverly's big break came when Marvin Gaye asked Raw Soul to back him on a tour. Gaye helped Beverly/Raw Soul get a contract at Capitol. Beverly decided to take the group in a different direction, a name change occurred, and Maze was created. 

The above isn't the most complete history of Beverly but hopefully someone will know a way to get in touch with the man or his management because a comprehensive pre-Maze history needs to be done on Frankie Beverly (his real name is Howard, by the way). Below you'll find every Frankie Beverly (pre-Maze) song available to me right now ("Color Blind" will be up soon). 

If you have a song that is not included below, shoot it over to funkinsoulman (at) yahoo.com and it will go up in the next Frankie Beverly post (later this week--highlighting Maze). Also, if you have any more information please share your knowledge. The Butlers material has been comp-ed sporadically (usually imports) but the entire Maze catalog has been reissued and is available. 

Enjoy.  "She Kissed Me" (Fairmount, 1966 or 1967) 
 
 "I Want To Feel I'm Wanted" (not sure which label or year) "Laugh, Laugh, Laugh" (Phila, 1966) "Because Of My Heart" (Fairmount, 1966 or 1967)
   
 "Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)" (Sassy, 1967)
   
 "If That's What You Wanted" (Sassy, 1967)
 



Frankie Beverly is one of those cats that has lasting power. He started in the music business doing a tour with doo wop group the Silhouettes and then formed his own group called the Blenders. The Blenders never recorded a single, Beverly wouldn't appear on wax until forming the Butlers a few years later. Along with Beverly, the Butlers included Jack "Sonny" Nicholson, Joe Collins, John Fitch, and Talmadge Conway.

Beverly would later enjoy great success fronting Maze and Conway would become a
well-known penning Double Exposure's
"Ten Percent" and the Intruders' "Memories Are Here To Stay." 
 While Maze is a phenomenal group, Beverly's work before that group will always stand out as his best (imo).

The Butlers produced tunes that most Northern Soul fans would kill for and Raw Soul gave the funksters something to pursue. If, by chance, you know of a way to get in touch with Frankie Beverly or his management, please drop me an e-mail. It would be absolutely great to do an interview with him about his pre-Maze work. He's still playing out, most recently doing a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta.
:: Funkinsoulman ::

Sounds of Maze

  1. play Maze — 03 Feel That You're Feelin'
  2. play Maze — 04 Somebody Else's Arms
  3. play Maze — 04 Southern Girl
  4. play Maze — Can't Get Over You
  5. play Maze — Golden Time Of Day
  6. play Norman Brown — Night Drive
  7. play Norman Brown — Feeling
  8. play Norman Brown — Still
  9. play Miles Davis — miles 1
  10. play miles 2
  11. play miles 3
  12. play miles 4
  13. play miles 5
  14. play Marvin Gaye — I Met A Little Girl
  15. play Santana — 01 Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
  16. play Santana — 02 Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
  17. play Mongo — 02. Afro Blue

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