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Style : Soul 70s / Sweet / Mellow / Crossover
Media : LP
Label : ariola Press : contribute
Year : 1978 Country : USA
Value : C
Contributor's rating : Awesome record
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Groovecollector Guide ID : 1326
Steven, 36 years old ............, Sagitarius ..............., France - Marseille .................. Highlight: Everything I do gonna be funky from now on !
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On 01/02/2009 by galaxy2 5 / 5
Initially, FEE RECORDS of Detroit on Grand River managed this husband and wife duo along with Chapter 8, the vocal group which featured Anita Baker as lead, and The ADC Band. Fee was named after the daughter of the founder Woody Wilson, with the corporate team including Detroit radio legend "Butterball" Junior of WCHB. Secretary was Leslie Goines, sister of urban writer Donald Goines, with promotional expertise provided in part by veteran promo rep Jon Louis Barrow, nephew of boxing great Joe Louis. Jon Barrow was the Atlantic Records rep responsible for the first hits of Aretha Franklin, Cream, Archie Bell and The Drells, among others, and was noted for editing down Iron Butterfly's hit "Inna Gadda Da Vida" from 23 minutes to a more radio friendly 4:44. In 1977, the group was signed by Ariola Capitol EMI Records, with their first album due out in 1978. First hit with producer Will Hatcher was "Glad I Gotcha, Baby" and was released with an extended length disco version, followed by the beautiful love song"Living In A World (All By Myself) and the upbeat "Take A Ride" depending on the part of the country you lived in. The duality of the release was owing to a professional dispute at Fee Records and Beverly and Duane's newly appointed management team BARSTO, consisting of Barrow and Myron D. Stokes ( later an automotive industry correspondent for Newsweek Magazine). As part of his entree into the music game, Barrow introduced Stokes to the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Warner Bros A&R VP Don Draper as well as radio personalities Rosalee Trombly of CKLW, WJR's J.P. McCarthy and Chicago jock Tom Joyner. Through Will Hatcher, the management team was introduced to renowned Detroit Tigers Baseball announcer Ernie Harwell, who sent a congratulatory telegram to the first live performance by Beverly and Duane in Detroit subsequent to the release of the album. Beverly, incidentally, was pregnant at the time with their first child, and toured for the duration of the pregnancy. "Glad I Gotcha, Baby" was receiving airplay at the same time as Peaches and Herb's "Shake Your Groove Thing", while "Living In A World" competed with that group's "Reunited". Factoids: - Beverly toured subsequent to album release in expectation of the duo's first child. She was an administrative assistant at Ford Motor Company. - Beverly & Duane's first release "Glad I Gotcha Baby" took off in earnest after Detroit pop station WNIC FM 100.3's Alan Almond, the host of the immensely popular and long running "Pillow Talk" program, introduced and placed in top rotation. - Responding to an entertainment coordinator from Jackson Prison in Michigan, the duo agreed to perform for the prison population. Co-Manager Myron D. Stokes was invited to sit with the population during the performance, which he did over the objections of his colleagues. The performance went off without a hitch... - Eddie "Bongo" Brown of Motown's Funk Brothers lent his rhythmic expertise to this album. - Jon Barrow founded the "Brown Bomber" record label in 1980 with partners that included Beverly and Duane Co-Manager Myron D. Stokes. The 45 rpm single "Love" was released that year (http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?itemnr=4057174385) and also served as the wedding song at Stokes wedding the same year.
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Year : 1978
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Label : ariola
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