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Re: Damnit! I just found out Sweetpea Atkinson Died In May!

Damnit! I just found out Sweetpea Atkinson Died In May!
July 22, 2020 10:13AM
I was doing research on who sang bass vox on "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming" when I saw that Sweetpea died on May 5th! I should have felt a stirring in the force when the Last Soul Singer Standing passed away but was cheated out of that, somehow. I still need his last solo album on Blue Note, but it's hard to source. He was a vocal force to be reckoned with. I always wanted more of him on Was (Not Was) albums. I didn't respect how on "Boo!" [which I otherwise enjoyed] Don Was applied FX to his vocals. Sacrilege! Sweetpea should always be experienced at full strength.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/2020 10:14AM by Post-Punk Monk.
Re: Damnit! I just found out Sweetpea Atkinson Died In May!
July 22, 2020 11:00AM
He and Sir Harry Bowens were my favorite living soul singers.

That Blue Note album is fan-frickin-tastic. I’m sorry you’re having a hard time finding it. Physical releases on jazz labels don’t seem to stay in print very long anymore.
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