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Wednesday 16 June 2021

Double Dees

We've not had any soul music here recently so we've enlisted the help of Sam Dees to put that right. 

Sam hails from Birmingham, Alabama and is still going strong at 75. He released a string of singles from the late 60s and early 80s as well as one highly acclaimed album, 1975's "The Show Must Go On", but never had much commercial success as a performer. Perhaps his best known recording is "Lonely For You Baby", now considered a bit of a standard by Northern Soul enthusiasts.

In the 80s he mostly made his living as a songwriter, writing for the likes of Aretha, Whitney and Gladys - including the one in the video, which made it to No 1 in the US R&B charts in 1983.

"It's All Wrong" - Sam Dees

"Train To Tampa" - Sam Dees


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  2. Hadn't heard of SAM Dees before - marvellous!

  3. I will pass your kind words on to Sam when we are next (and indeed first) hanging out