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At 6:24am on May 30, 2018, Edie Antoinette said…

Like Gene said!!!! Ha... We need to have a little reunion uppin here :)

At 3:39am on May 30, 2018, KnightD12 said…

Hey Chick!

At 2:42pm on February 18, 2011, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
Beeeee Ceeeee...LOL. Yep, You Know You Have Been Missed, Although I See You On Youtube, It Ain't The Same As Seeing You Here...SMILE
At 1:13pm on February 18, 2011, Edie Antoinette said…
Welcome Back BC! We missed you too!!!!
At 1:06pm on February 18, 2011, Bohemian Chick said…'s been a long time! Missed you all! :-)
At 8:58am on December 30, 2009, Lydell Jackson said…
What up sunshine? Hope all is well with you and that you are ready for 2010!!!
At 10:11am on December 11, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
BCCCCCCCC.....Where you at....LOL
At 1:26pm on October 18, 2009, Tonya Anderson said…

At 6:28pm on September 27, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…

At 6:52pm on September 7, 2009, Edie Antoinette said…
I miss you! It's quiet in here too...
At 12:01pm on September 2, 2009, KnightD12 said… myspace graphic comments
At 9:17pm on August 23, 2009, Tonya Anderson said…
At 11:09am on August 16, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
Good morning to you BC...Have a blessed day
At 1:01pm on July 31, 2009, KnightD12 said…
At least your heart was in the right place. Moms can get mighty stubborn these days, can`t they?

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At 11:18am on July 30, 2009, KnightD12 said…
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At 11:11am on July 30, 2009, KnightD12 said…
You drove past.....and didn`t pick us up some yard bird? Oh yeah, they have the best TEA I eva had in my life! You can buy it by the gallon. Now you got me Hungry! :)
At 1:55pm on July 29, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
The Top 10 Countdown Of The Forgotten Music Stars Of All Time....Number 1 On The List


Although SoleMann was never a Major Music Star, he was well known throughout the south from 1958 to 1962. He had 1 album titled "Come and Get Your Sole" which was released in the spring of 1958 and was well recieved throughout the south...

The Album contained 12 songs, most of which was written by SoleMann himself, but the one song that generated heavy airplay, was a song that was written by Fellow Chattanooga, Tn. natives Arthur and Richard Brooks of The Impressions titled "For Your Precious Love"

Your precious love means more to me
Than any love could ever be.
For when I wanted you,
I was so lonely and blue,
For That's what love will do
And darling, I'm so surprised,
Oh, When I first realized
That you were fooling me.
And darling, they say that our love won't grow.
But I just want to tell them they don't know.
For as long as you're in love with me,
Our love will grow wider,
Deeper than any sea.
And of all the things that I want,
In this whole wide world, is
Just for you to say that you'll be my girl.
Wanting you, I'm so lonely and blue.
That's what love will do.

SoleMann had a Unique Falsetto Singing voice that was so good and so angelic that he made that song his...LOL

We tried looking everywhere for the album cover, but all we could find was the high school yearbook picture up above that he used on his Album Cover, if anyone can find that cover, please share it with us....ROFLMBO

And that concludes this edition of The Top 10 Countdown Of The Forgotten Music Stars Of All Time, i'm Walt "Baby" Love and it's been my pleasure taking you through this journey....PEACEEEEEEE

At 10:15am on July 29, 2009, Edie Antoinette said…
LOL! You terrible! Don't be sayin' that! I'm happy to see you. *hugging you like the father in the Bible illustration did*
At 10:50am on July 27, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
Did you know that i was The 6th Stylistic? I was to young, so i could not tour with The Fellas back in the day....ROFLMBO

At 7:32pm on July 19, 2009, Tonya Anderson said…

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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 ::

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