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Friday 2 July 2021

Well Gotten Gaines

Some vintage soul for you today, courtesy of Earl Gaines. Mr Gaines was born in Decatur, Alabama but moved to Nashville in his teens and was based there throughout his career. He had his biggest hit in 1955 as the uncredited lead vocalist on Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers'  "It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)" - No. 2 in the R&B charts - but kept recording until the 1990s and performing right up until his death in 2009.

"Yearning And Burning (Deep Inside)" - Earl Gaines

"Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness" - Earl Gaines

Here's Earl performing his big hit, I would guess some time in the mid 1960s. The fashions sported by the band and the female dancers blend beautifully.

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