Ravic Rogers
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  • Minneapolis, MN
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  • 1.
    All Day Music
  • 2.
    Ti Mon Bo Tito Puente
  • 3.
    The Girl's Alright With Me (Original Stereo)
  • 4.
    My Baby (Original Stereo)
  • 5.
    Best Thing
  • 6.
    To The Left, To The Right
  • 7.
    Imagine This
  • 8.
    I Cried All The Way Home (1975)
  • 9.
    Deeper (1992)
  • 10.
    LOVE CHANGES
  • 11.
    Mine All Mine
  • 12.
    Resistance (Classic 2 Step Rare Groove)
  • 13.
    Pathway to Glory
  • 14.
    I Got a Thang For Ya
  • 15.
    Prize Possession
  • 16.
    Can You Wait
  • 17.
    What I'd do for you
  • 18.
    Ooh Wee
  • 19.
    Your Body Makes Eyes at Me
  • 20.
    Cleva
  • 21.
    What Does it Mean
  • 22.
    I'll Do What You Want Me Too
  • 23.
    Stand In For Love
  • 24.
    Hello It's Me
  • 25.
     I'm The One Love Forgot
  • 26.
    Follow Your Heart
  • 27.
    Let Me Down Easy
  • 28.
     The Loser
  • 29.
    cASANOVA (Your Playing Days Are Over)
  • 30.
     I BELONG TO YOU (live)
  • 31.
    That's How Heart Aches Are Made
  • 32.
    Bad Times
  • 33.
    Since I Lost My Baby
  • 34.
    LOVING YOU
  • 35.
    Guess Who's Back In Town
  • 36.
    Always & Forever
  • 37.
    WISH YOU WERE HERE
  • 38.
    Can't Get Over Losing You
  • 39.
    A Kool Summer & Searchin
  • 40.
    Here A Kiss & I Still Get Butterflies
  • 41.
    Dah Dee Dah & Brooklyn Breeze
  • 42.
    You're My Star & Rhythem Of Time
  • 43.
    Raindrops & Since You Ain't Around
  • 44.
    Woman & People Make The world Go Round
  • 45.
    When Your Young and In Love & Last Night
  • 46.
    Preserve The Sexy & Ga, Ga, Ga,
  • 47.
    Another Sad Love Song & Candlelight
  • 48.
    Only Human & How Did You Find Your Way
  • 49.
    ?............................. & Brown Sugar
  • 50.
    Personal & Lost To Love
 

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Old School 'Till The End..
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http://www.ravsplace.blogspot,com

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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be b…

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 11:01pm 1 Comment

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is… Continue

Be Blessed..

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy..To follow but not imitate.. To praise but not flatter.. And, to lead but not manipulate."

Cherish The Day...

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 9:28am 1 Comment

Every morning You are handed 24 Golden hours. They are one of the few things in the world that You get Free of charge. If You were Wealthy you couldn't buy another hour. What will You do with this Priceless Treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is only given once!! And, once wasted you can NEVER get it Back!!

15 Things You Probably Never Knew Or Thought About...

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 10:55am 1 Comment

1. At least five people in this world love you so much they would die for you.

2. At least fifteen people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyones would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. If not for you, someone may not be living.

8. You… Continue

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At 7:36pm on February 5, 2017, Edie Antoinette said…

Our Dear Ravic has passed away for those of you who don't know. We went to school together. I therefore made a Remembrance page for him, featuring his playlist: I Remember Ravic Rogers

At 8:41pm on April 23, 2011, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
Ravic my Brother, welcome to OOTP, looks like you are already settled in, that's a good thing....LOL
At 11:54am on April 20, 2011, Edie Antoinette said…
Hi Ravic! Just peeking in~ Loving your playlist!
At 3:04pm on April 18, 2011, Edie Antoinette said…
At 8:56am on April 18, 2011, Edie Antoinette said…
Thank you!!!! Take your time and enjoy!
At 5:56pm on April 15, 2011, Edie Antoinette said…
Ravic Dear! I'm so glad to see you! When you get acclimated, and if you want to--I'll make you my Admin. That way you will have access to all of the music.

Much Love and I'm Delighted That You Joined!~Edie
 
 
 

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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 ::

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