Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds / Dennison were a 1970s soft rock trio from Los Angeles. The original members were Dan Hamilton (guitar/lead vocal), Joe Frank Carollo (bass/vocal), and Tommy Reynolds (multi-instrumentalist/vocal), all of whom had previously played in The T-Bones, a 1960s band noted for the instrumental hit “No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s […]
Richard Wayne Wylie (June 6, 1939 Detroit, Michigan – September 7, 2008), often known as Popcorn Wylie, was an African-American pianist, bandleader, songwriter, occasional singer, and record producer who was influential in the early years of Motown Records and was later known for his work on many records in the Northern soul genre.
Melvin Ragin (born December 8, 1950), better known by the nickname “Wah Wah Watson“, is an American guitarist and session musician famed for his skills with a wah-wah pedal. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Melvin Ragin moved to Detroit and became a member of the Motown Records studio band, The Funk Brothers, where he recorded […]
Earthmover is the second solo album of American funk drummer Harvey Mason Sr, released in 1976 by Arista Records. Mason took care of the musical production himself and was assisted by Bob Wirtz and Kenny Mason. The music was recorded in the studio Kendun Recorders in June 1976 and then mixed in July 1976 in […]
Right There is the 4th album by Lamont Dozier, released in 1976 Lamont Herbert Dozier (born June 16, 1941) is an American songwriter and record producer, born in Detroit, Michigan. Dozier has co-written and produced 14 US Billboard number 1 hits and 4 number ones in the UK.
The Mighty Clouds of Joy was formed in 1961 and started out in a tradition-based style. Eventually they added soul, R&B, and rock flourishes into their musical mix (one of their early hits was produced by Gamble and Huff) without diluting the essential religious essence of their material. The long-lived group flourished throughout the rest […]
Rock’n Rose is the second album released in 1977 by Alain Chamfort at CBS Records. This album marks the first collaboration between Chamfort and Serge Gainsbourg, who writes all the lyrics for the album. Since 1976 and after several years at the Arrow, Alain Chamfort signed with CBS Records, leaving him complete freedom in the […]