PLEASE CLICK ON AND GO SEE THIS WEBSITE BELOW. YOU WILL ENJOY IT. MY FRIEND VICKILYN REYNOLDS WILL BE STARRING AS HATTIE MACDANIELS IN THIS MUSICAL. IT WILL BE AT THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE ON FIFTH …


PLEASE CLICK ON AND GO SEE THIS WEBSITE BELOW. YOU WILL ENJOY IT. MY FRIEND VICKILYN REYNOLDS WILL BE STARRING AS HATTIE MACDANIELS IN THIS MUSICAL. IT WILL BE AT THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE ON FIFTH AVENUE NY,NY. YOU MAY REMEMBER I PUT HER UP IN THE HAIRPIECE CLIP OF THE TALKING WIGS SOME BLOGS AGO. HELP SUPPORT MY FRIEND AS SHE DOES HER THING SINGING, ACTING AND ENTERTAINING.


CLICK HERE--->>>> www.hattiewhatineedyoutoknow.com

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Synopsis: Written by acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Vickilyn Reynolds, who has starred in Bring In DA Noise, Bring In DA Funk, The Colored Museum and Mama I Want to Sing, Hattie What I Need You To Know! Captures the essence of Hattie McDaniel's humble beginnings in Denver and her rise to stardom in Hollywood with heart and soul. Performances begin with an Opening Night Gala on August 20 at the historic National Black Theatre.


Location: National Black Theatre 2031Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10035 Map it! Full Location Details »

NOTE: SHOW DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS - PREVIEWS AUGUST 15-17, OPENING NITE AUGUST 20TH, CLOSING NITE OCTOBER 4TH Tickets prices are as follows - $40.00 general $30.00 groups of 10 or more (must be purchases together) $25.00 seniors 65yrs + up.




HERE IS VICKILYN WITH TERRY BLACK AT THE URBAN SPECTRUM CELEBRATION

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Comment by JACK-OF-HEARTS (AKA WIN) on August 24, 2008 at 3:32pm
Lordy Hattie was drinking JACK back in the day, lol no kidding, but I cant tell you no more details about the play besides it was so so good. The show was SPECTACULAR. My friend can sing better in person then on her CD. You all will love the songs, dancing as well as the Hattie MacDaniel story that is "What she needs you to know". Even age 12 and up will like n learn. Promise yourself a ticket or two when you get the opportunity or need a lil uplifting. Now playing in NY til mid October then driving hopefully to Broadway then a city near you.
Comment by JACK-OF-HEARTS (AKA WIN) on August 12, 2008 at 10:24am
i'll be there on august 23rd. come meet n greet n be entertained. remember it's in the city that never sleeps, new york, new york.

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  11. play miles 3
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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.
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