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Keeping the music and the tradition alive on the southside,listen to "The Dusties Party."
3 hours of great music from the 60s,70s and early 80s.

Thursdays 9pm - midnight(CST) on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago

By the way,you can listen to me every Thursday afternoon for "News From the Service Entrance",with host Mario. 2:30-4pm (CST) It's music,news,interviews with guest,etc;

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Dusties Party Celebrates National Women's History Month 3/11/10

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 9:43am 1 Comment

March is National Women's History Month. WHPK and "The Dusties Party" will celebrate National Women's History Month, on Thursday March 11th, from 9pm-midnight (cst) Join in for the celebration,as I will salute the ladies with 3 hours worth of music,made exclusively by women.

I encourage everyone to listen,but most importantly the ladies.

"Dusties Party"

March 11th 9pm-midnight (cst)

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Dusties Party Tonight @ 9pm (cst)

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

What a way to start my first show for the new year. Join me tonight,as I'll do a muiscal tribute to Memphis producer Willie Mitchell, Woddy Cunningham (formerly of the group Kleer) a telephone interview with drummer Bill Curtis of the Fatback Band, and of course, my tribute to Teddy Pendergrass.

9pm-midnight (cst)…


Happy New Year Everyone !

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 12:23am 0 Comments

To Edie and Everyone on Out Of The Past

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Hoilday,be safe, and wishing you the best for 2010.

"Dusties Party" Tonight on WHPK

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 9:27am 3 Comments

Join me this evening for my last show of 2009. I will be playing a nice selection of music from the 60s,70s,and early 80s. I will do a mini- tribute to some of the artist we lost this year.

"Dusties Party"
9pm-midnight (cst) on

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At 12:56pm on December 11, 2009, Gary said…
Thanks again Edie and everyone,else for listening to the show. My next show for the New Year,will be Jan 14th.

Keep up the good work,and thanks again for the support! :-)
At 11:16am on December 11, 2009, Edie Antoinette said…
I had a ball listening to the show last night. I know those that listened did also.

I love hearing new things and ran to find Zoom and Arthur Prysock. I snatched both up faster than a speeding bullet..LOL Thank you for sharing some of your collection with us my dear. I sent out a broadcast messege to the members and some did come to the chat. I also had you streaming on the Main Page simultaneously. I have your podcast up in Chat right now and will play it until your next show.

Keep up the good work and I you can rely on my support, which is well deserved!
(Plus you are my homie ) I miss being home.
At 10:57am on December 11, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
Hey there Gary my Brother, yep, i be all over Soulful Detroit....LOL. Hope you having a great friday so far, and hopefully one day soon i can catch one of your shows
At 2:16pm on November 3, 2009, Edie Antoinette said…
Hoping you are alright...
At 12:48pm on September 1, 2009, Edie Antoinette said…
Are you okay Gary???
At 5:30pm on May 30, 2009, Tonya Anderson said…
Hello Gary, just stopping by your page to show some love and to also greet another Chi-Town native. Take care and have a wonderful day......
At 3:18pm on May 10, 2009, Edie Antoinette said…
Thank You has been a minute. I haven't known you long but I've really come to admire you...miss you too!

Thanks for being a part of our family here and keep up the good work dear.

At 8:47am on April 26, 2009, ~Trinity~ said…
At 7:16am on April 7, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King said…
This bout the funniest thing i ever seen and read...

We have to admit we have a soft spot for any record that lists the hair stylist in the credits, regardless of the era! And certainly Detroit's own Mr Tee is deserving of credit for keeping both Felix and Jarvis' jeri curls moist and fluffy on this heavy 80s groove pop soul effort....ROFLMBO
At 4:39pm on April 4, 2009, Shelley "SoleMann" King 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.
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