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One Hit Wonders

This group will focus on mostly one hit wonders from any singer or singing group, it can also include singers or singing groups that most people never heard of.

Members: 24
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2018

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Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love

Started by Tonya Anderson. Last reply by Cherene Snow Apr 18, 2011. 2 Replies

Anita Ward

Started by Boo. Last reply by Cherene Snow Apr 18, 2011. 22 Replies

Wilmer & The Dukes :Give Me One More Chance"

Started by KnightD12. Last reply by Edie Antoinette Jan 15, 2011. 1 Reply

Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain

Started by enrico. Last reply by Edie Antoinette Sep 25, 2009. 8 Replies

Tony Terry - When I'm With You

Started by John Barfield. Last reply by KnightD12 Sep 25, 2009. 5 Replies

Wilbert Harrison

Started by Boo. Last reply by Boo Aug 8, 2009. 2 Replies

Eddie Murphy 'Party All The Time"

Started by KnightD12 Aug 8, 2009. 0 Replies

the floaters - float on

Started by enrico. Last reply by KnightD12 May 31, 2009. 2 Replies

Jean Knight (no relation, lol ) "Mr Big Stuff"

Started by KnightD12. Last reply by KnightD12 May 31, 2009. 6 Replies

Baha Men "Who Let The Dogs Out"

Started by KnightD12. Last reply by KnightD12 May 31, 2009. 3 Replies

Bobby Purify - I'm your puppet

Started by enrico. Last reply by KnightD12 May 31, 2009. 1 Reply

Rebbie Jackson - Centipede

Started by Tonya Anderson. Last reply by KnightD12 May 31, 2009. 4 Replies

The System - Don't Disturb this Groove

Started by Tonya Anderson May 30, 2009. 0 Replies

Rockwell..."Somebody`s Watching Me"

Started by KnightD12. Last reply by Edie Antoinette May 30, 2009. 7 Replies

Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down

Started by Edie Antoinette. Last reply by Edie Antoinette May 30, 2009. 6 Replies

Junior - Mama Used To Say

Started by Tonya Anderson. Last reply by Edie Antoinette May 30, 2009. 3 Replies

BRUCE JOHNSON - PIPELINE

Started by enrico. Last reply by Boo May 15, 2009. 3 Replies

soul makossa - manu dibango

Started by enrico. Last reply by Boo May 15, 2009. 3 Replies

Shannon - Let The Music Play (1983)

Started by enrico. Last reply by KnightD12 May 11, 2009. 6 Replies

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Comment by Ricky Le Blanc on April 7, 2010 at 1:17pm
The Brighter Side of Darkness- Love Jones
Comment by Edie Antoinette on May 30, 2009 at 6:07pm
Put it up Tonya!!!! You're right!!!!
Comment by Tonya Anderson on May 30, 2009 at 6:03pm
Hey I like this forum, but whatever happened to Junior, who use to sing "Take Your Time Young Man"? I like that jam.
Comment by enrico on May 5, 2009 at 3:05pm
Sole Brother # 1 I like this, i will post more, ,,,,
Comment by Shelley "SoleMann" King on May 4, 2009 at 2:56pm
Brother Rico done showed out, that's what i'm talking about....LOL. More More More....LOL
Comment by Edie Antoinette on May 4, 2009 at 2:24pm
Thanks for participating dear...it was nice!
Comment by enrico on May 4, 2009 at 2:15pm
i have a lot more on deck,not enough time have to get ready for work,,,,,this is a lot of fun
Comment by Edie Antoinette on April 14, 2009 at 8:18am
The video isn't showing MM. You have to copy and paste the embed code next time. I've done it for you.
Comment by Michael McLaughlin on April 14, 2009 at 3:06am
Honey Cone - Want Ad These ladies are still goin' strong and were just here about a month ago.

Here they are now
Comment by Sylvia Fedrick on April 14, 2009 at 12:13am
Yeah, me too. I have to check the website again, but I think both were only in there 40's.......I read on www.soulwalking.uk by Toby Walker.
 

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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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