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  • 1.
    Inside Your Mind (feat. The Quiet Boys)
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    Careless Whispers_Neither One Of Us
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    01 - When I'm Loving You
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    02 - Can You Feel It
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    03 - Love Never Fails
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    04 - Share My Life
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    05 - Human Touch
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    06 - If It's Love
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    07 - Why Would You Stay
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    08 - A Mother's Love
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    09 - You're On My Mind
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    10 - Golden Days
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    07 I_m Still Here
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    Claudine Theme
  • 15.
    Never Can Say Goodbye
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    What is Soul
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    Elegant Soul
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    Fences And Barriers
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    The Love Of My Man-Theola Kilgore
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    Just A Touch Of Love (Jazzy Instrumental Version)
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    The Love Of My Man
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    Wang Dang Doodle
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    ethel_close
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    Sambesi
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    Strange Angels (Album Version)
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    After All This Time (Ain't It Great To Be Black)
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    I Found It in You
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    Return of the Mack [Da Beatminerz Remix]
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    All In My Mind_(Liberty Silver)
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    NancyWilson01AhOlderManIsLikeAnElegantWine
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    03 - Pilgrim (Album Version)
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    maysa_deep
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    05.LoveIsSoColdfeat.DAngelo
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    05 - smooth
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    nancy_when
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    03 - Simply Beautiful
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    nothin_otis
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    billy_strange
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    04 Forever, for Always, for Love
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    07 Gills and Tails
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    11 - Cant Nobody
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    01-lalah hathaway-let go
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    12 - Black Star
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    03 Hi heel sneakers
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    08 Flight Time
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    01 First Light
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    08 Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This
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    05 Under the Moon and Over the Sky
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    wes bumpin
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    randy cajun
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    Edge Of A Dream
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    06 Right Here Right Now
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    03-lalah hathaway-on your own
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    I Love The Lord-He Heard My Cry Pt's I and II
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    Someday We'll All Be Free
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    05-lalah hathaway-that was then
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    Think Twice
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    Steppin' Into Tomorrow
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    02-lalah hathaway-breathe
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    Cristo Redentor
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    04-lalah hathaway-for always
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    06-lalah hathaway-learn to swim
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    11 Angel of the Night
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    09-lalah hathaway-what goes around
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    04 Real Love
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    sanders thembi
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    08-lalah hathaway-little girl
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    whitney lover
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    07-lalah hathaway-1 mile
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    Shorty Long - Function at the Junction
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    mighty chicken
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    marley shot
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    main hap
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    jb bh
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    11-lalah hathaway-udo
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    gloria wish
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    gloria hill
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    arr tenn
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    14 Dirty Man
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    12 Just Like I Told You
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    10 Hi-Heel Sneakers
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    10-lalah hathaway-naked truth
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    07 I Belong to You
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    07 Butterflies
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    03 Juicy Fruit
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    02 I'm in Luv
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    02 By Your Side
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    01 Got to Be Enough
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    01 Blue Train
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    12-lalah hathaway-tragic inevitability
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    01 Back & Forth-LP Version-
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    minnie here
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    07 - Pathway To Glory (Album Version)
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    rushstreet-trans08
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    Good 'n Plenty - Choo Choo Charlie
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    Jello_1955
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    0312 K2K2-FM INTRO
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    Garbage Man Blues, Miss You
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    Harlem Shuffle
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    Soundiva1

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At 7:31pm on June 23, 2020, Edie Antoinette said…

At 2:25pm on October 23, 2019, Old School C said…

All I can do is hope for the best. I want my father to be able to see retirement. Yes, we've been through alot throughout the years and we are still here. You know I got nothing but love for you mama Edie. Sending you and yours BIG BIG HUGS AND LOVE. Love you Mama Edie!

At 4:49pm on October 20, 2019, Old School C said…

Yeah, I havent been doing alot of social media at all. Ive been down about my fathers health. Its been worrying me alot. Its been hard to focus on other things sometimes. I was listening to some oldies the other day and thought about you. I was wondering if you were still online. Its really good to see you Mama Edie. Much love to you.

 
 
 

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Introspection

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 ::

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