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Song stylists

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“Beauty Shop Beat”   The Clark Sisters   Coral Records     My favorite track is, “I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Conditioner Is In.” (Props to J-Walk Blog!)

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The Sweet Inspirations

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The Sweet Inspirations   Atlantic Records (1967)   Includes “Why (Am I Treated So Bad),” a song previously recorded by The Staple Singers and a soulful version of “Let It Be Me”, a French song which had been a pop and R&B hit for Betty Everett & Jerry Butler.

The Sweet Inspirations was founded by Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston and sister of Lee Warrick, (herself the mother of well-known sisters Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick).   The group at the time of this first Atlantic recording session also included Myra Smith and Estelle Brown

In a recording session in 1967, The Sweet Inspirations provided the back up vocals for Van Morrison on his classic hit “Brown Eyed Girl”   In 1968, the group did studio work on Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album, performing backing vocals for the track “Burning of the Midnight Lamp.” They also backed Dusty Springfield on her album “Dusty in Memphis”

In 1969,   The Sweet Inspirations began working with Elvis Presley as both background singers and his warm-up act, as well as doing occasional ‘live’ dates with Aretha Franklin.

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Vampire Academy

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The Vampires   Satellite Records   Singapore   Two from a cool website called Mod-ified Check it out to read more and listen too.

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“Go Go West” with Rocky Wong and The Dick Day Group   Orchard Records

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I think I’m turning Japanese

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“Pinky Chicks”

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They must be banjoking!

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Helen, Marie, Avnie and Lee.

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Dream girls

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The Supremes Greatest Hits   Tamla Motown

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Whatever became of…

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This looks like Buffy from “Family Affair” grew up and formed a vocal group with three of her fans in Germany.

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In fact, Buffy (Anissa Jones) overdosed in 1976, at the age of 18.     Another one lost to the ravages of early stardom and drugs.

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The Crystals

The Crystals   “Da Doo Ron Ron”; “Git’ It”; “He’s A Rebel”; “I Love You Eddie”     London Records EP

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Asian fusion

“Song of the Island”   The ATOMS.   “Hala Hala”, “Off Beat” “A Go Go”

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Hairdoos and don’ts

“Guide Me Lord”   The Joyful Sounds

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