Cherene Snow
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    For The Love Of You
  • 2.
    Summer Breeze
  • 3.
    Hello It's Me
  • 4.
    Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
  • 5.
    A Song For You
  • 6.
    Psychedelic Shack
  • 7.
    You Give Good Love
  • 8.
    Giving Up
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  • 10.
    The Love We Had (Always Stays On
  • 11.
    I Can Sing A Rainbow _ Love Is Bl
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    I Like To Live The Love
  • 14.
    I Apologize
  • 15.
    _What I Wouldn't Do
  • 16.
    My First Love (2002 Digital Remaster)
  • 17.
    We're In Love
  • 18.
    Mr. Magic
  • 19.
    East River Drive
  • 20.
    I'll Erase Away Your Pain
  • 21.
    Silly Love Song
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    There's A Small Hotel
  • 24.
    Love Buddies
  • 25.
    This Is Your Life

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I am an actor/singer/lyricist/composer/poet/teaching artist hailing from Chicago, Il. I grew up listening to music of all genres, especially jazz, r&b, rock and gospel! The acting bug bit me @ 13 when I played Tootie in "Cooley High" and I have been acting ever since. After graduating from college, the teaching bug bit and I have been teaching acting ever since! I moved to LA and continued my creative journey. After 9 years, I relocated to NYC to reach for Broadway and Higher!!! Singing, Songwriting and Poetry have since EXPLODED from my Soul and I am Endlessly Creating! I LOVE Creativity, Life and the Positive Force! I love old school! Having been on Broadway, as well as, television and film I am looking to further enrich my journey by adding music as a HIGH achievement. I have been a back up vocalist for Nhojj, Jason and DeMarco, Emmy award-winning composer & producer Gary Malkin and multi-award winning Vocal Diva Extraordinaire, Patti LaBelle. I am currently working on an EP CD and a series of books of poetry!!! Stay tuned for my journey is ever evolving!!!!
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At 12:04am on August 4, 2022, Edie Antoinette said…


At 12:53am on December 29, 2016, Edie Antoinette said…

Wow! You GO Gurl!!!! Sounds exciting, indeed! So happy for you and you know I'll try my BEST to come see you!!! Love and Hugs!

At 12:41am on December 29, 2016, Edie Antoinette said…

My Cherene!!!!!!! It's SOOOOOO nice to see you!!! It makes my whole day/night. Hope all is well my dear! It looks so nice in here!

At 4:13am on May 22, 2012, Edie Antoinette said…

*clapping thunderously!!!* I knew you were probably busy but I missed you just the same :) I'm on it!!!! LOL! Welcome Home Child!!!! ♥

At 4:38am on May 21, 2012, Edie Antoinette said…

My Sole7nator's been here! YAY! I figured you were busy little cutie. I've been moving around myself...but you're BACK and it's ....on! The games afoot!!!! *clapping*

At 8:26pm on April 7, 2012, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…

I was just on your website, i love your song "Hey Sista"...SMILE

At 8:20pm on April 7, 2012, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…

Cherene "Cooley High" Snow...LOL. How You Been Doing?

At 12:20am on April 7, 2012, Edie Antoinette said…

I love your taste in music! And thank you for being so sweet. You are something else! ♥

At 10:13pm on April 6, 2012, Edie Antoinette said…

Special Delivery~Enjoy!

  2. play various — Q0 This Must Be Heaven - B…
  3. play the Dynamic Superiors — shoe Shoe Sh…
  4. play new Birth — it's Been A Long Time
  5. play new Birth — wild Flower
  6. play war — city, Country, City
At 6:31pm on April 6, 2012, Edie Antoinette said…

Hey Suggah! Glad you're BACK! Me too really. I've been updating links and stuff here.
I'm loving the list and willl get right on it! You deserve that award child---you are slamming!


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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) 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 ::

Power...Through Simplicity ♪♫♪



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