Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Major Harris/Cleve Duncan

A couple more music deaths to catch up on.
Major Harris was a member of the soul group the Delfonics and then had a number of smooth soul successes in the mid 70s on Atlantic, including Each Morning I Wake Up, Love Won't Let Me Wait, I Got Over love and jealousy. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Harris had previously been a member of the Charmers, the Teenagers, The Jarmels and Nat Turner's Rebellion. He was 65.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAFluMiwIo
Another death is that of Cleve Duncan, a founder member of the Penguins, who has died aged 87. They had a huge hit in 1955 with doowop classic Earth Angel on Dootone. Duncan sang lead on this record, which was originally the B side of Hey Senorita, but sadly this was their only substantial hit, as they found themselves in legal battles and later releases on Mercury were not successful. The original gold label London 45 of Earth Angel is extremely rare and is valued at £1750. Wish I had a copy!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jznZQXaSYPo


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