Black People : When I Recorded For Stax Records

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    As a teenager, I was a member of a group that signed with Stax records. That was the record company with such names as Issac Hayes, Johnnie Taylor, and Sam and Dave. I recorded at the same studio as The Dramatics, Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsie Collins, and many others. The name of the studio was called United Sound, in Detroit. I was a young guy at the time in a world of talented older brothers. They were my mentors and I learned a lot from them. I remember Weegee Howard of The Dramatics in the studio sitting at the piano, sangin' his *** off! He sang lead on such hits as "Whatchu' See Is Whatchu Get", "Get Off My Mountain", and "In The Rain". I also remember Ron Banks of The Dramatics, who the ladies at the studio called "Mr. Wonderful". He was a nice and personable man. I worked with many stars and our group was supposed to be in the 1973 movie, "Wattstax", but I won't go into what happened with that. When I signed my recording contract with Stax Records, there was a champagne toast and I thought I hit the big time! Things were coming together...I was doing concerts and in the studio working on our first album. Being a rock star, signing autographs, groupies....the whole nine!

    Perhaps I will discuss more about that part of my life later. Just wanted you to know who I am. :toast:
     
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    :11200: Uhm, who are you? What was the name of the group? What songs did you guys put out?





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    I don't want to say who I am, as you know there are SOME on this site who don't like me. I don't want to discourage them from buying my CD's.

    :lol:

    By the way, do you know where United Sounds Studios was located? It was right next door to Wayne State University.
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :lol: :lol: :rofl: :rofl:

    Just north of Wayne States campus. I had friends and family record there. They are trying to shut it down last I heard





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    No one is more attacked than me. Man up!!!!!!! :lol:







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    You had friends and family record there? Interesting! The late music producer, Don Davis' nephew was living there. He has all the old master tapes.
     
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    LOL!!!! That's very true, bruh!

    Stay strong! :weights:
     
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    CosmicMessenger ... Welcome Back ... :wave:

    I hope you can stay this time.

    Much Love and Peace.

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    Thanks Destee! I hope so too. :)
     
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    You're very welcome ... i'm pulling for us! :)

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