Mary Love R I P

 by ady croasdell      views   7267   comments 64 in Soul News on

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I am sorry to report that Mary Love died on Friday. She will be hugely missed by all soul fans and 6TS and Kent fans in particular will always have a special place for her in their hearts.

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...sterling efforts on demos were soon rewarded, as again with Marc Gordon producing a number of mainly Frank Wilson penned songs were cut with a view to landing Mary her own recording contract. Arthur Wright was the arranger on the work and although Mary was still very young and unschooled in studio techniques with the help and encouragement of the talented team around her the tracks that resulted were of a very high quality.Marc Gordon secured Mary a deal with Modem Records and her 1st single "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet / Im In Your Hands" (Modem 1006) was released in 1965. This was an instant hit, first locally and then nationally and its success led to it being released....

Interview by John Smith and Paul Dunn on Soul Source


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http://www.soulwalki...Love Comer.html

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Mark RJun 23 2013 03:07 AM

Sad to read this Ady, I can see her smile now as she sat opposite me at breakfast on the Monday morning after her appearance at Prestatyn some years ago.

R.I.P. Mary Love (Comer)

Mark R
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richo991Jun 23 2013 05:13 AM

yet another great singer gone

                                          but not forgotten



                                                           RIP Mary



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soulhawk1960Jun 23 2013 06:29 AM

I love her music.

R.I.P Mary.

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Dean RudlandJun 23 2013 06:31 AM

That's really rubbish news for a Sunday morning.


RIP Mary.

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tfkJun 23 2013 07:14 AM

Oh Dear

Fond memory's from those early weekender days , Mary Love what a lady and singer ....

Mary Love Comer RIP

Andy and Susanne Whitmore
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John EliasJun 23 2013 07:27 AM

R.I.P. Mary,another sad loss. xx

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LouiseJun 23 2013 07:34 AM

Although I've always favoured male vocalists this was one lady I could listen to all day.
From "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet" right through too "Come Out Off The Sand Box"
all great stuff.
Dave & Louise

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"Listen, mate, 'life' has surface noise."

Tony FosterJun 23 2013 07:59 AM

R.I.P. another sad loss, thank you for the memories x

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Rich BJun 23 2013 08:37 AM

Very sad to hear that Mary has passed - her talent will never be forgotten though!

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micksmixJun 23 2013 09:49 AM

A true legend,with the voice of an angel,terribly sad news,RIP Mary Love,your music turned "my bitter into sweet"...

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Zed1Jun 23 2013 09:50 AM

RIP Mary, and thanks for the Music......

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chalkyJun 23 2013 09:57 AM

Sad to hear this news. "Lay this burden down" one of my favourites and like others great memories of her at the early Weekenders.

R.I.P. Mary.

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Paul MooneyJun 23 2013 10:08 AM

Sad news.

I have fond memories of Mary and Brad from the late 1980s.

The track most special for me is 'Lord Of My Life', one of my favourite gospel tracks ever.

Rest in peace.

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PaddywackJun 23 2013 10:17 AM

She turned a lot of bitter into sweet RIP,sad news.

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Blue LagoonJun 23 2013 10:36 AM

Yep like mark , both myself and Lou got close to Mary whilst at Prestatyn , such sad news .
Didn't manage an interview for our archives :(

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Steve GJun 23 2013 11:01 AM

RIP Mary Love Comer.

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Hitsville ChalkyJun 23 2013 11:05 AM

RIP  Mary Love godbless you for the wonderful  music .

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rhinoJun 23 2013 11:05 AM

gone but will never be forgotten "through eternal life in jc" . come on out of the sandbox was so soulful great vocal truely a sad loss

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manusJun 23 2013 11:06 AM

Very sad news RIP Mary Love

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MakemvinylJun 23 2013 11:24 AM

The star of the show at the first Cleethorpes Weekender,

and the start of a very long and warm friendship.

The Choir of Angels has a new member and lead.

R I P Sweetness and Light Forever in Your Heart.

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NUFCSOULJun 23 2013 11:35 AM

Another iconic soul singer leaves our 'scene'
Mary, your music gave all of us so many memories!
God bless and RIP

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anerobics3Jun 23 2013 12:02 PM

What a fantastic voice and fantastic singer. R.I.P. Mary Love, you will be sorley missed

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Hidden GemsJun 23 2013 12:23 PM

I had the great pleasure of interviewing her for Blues & Soul when she appeared at Fleetwood in the late 80s. She was a warm, genuine person and very honest in her account of her troubled upbringing. RIP Mary.

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Marc ForrestJun 23 2013 12:26 PM

Just on my way back in a train from Munich where I dejayed last night and played Mary Love's "Born to live with Heartache" of my favourite female Soul singers she was and will continue to be, what a sad loss! RIP.

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Winsford SoulJun 23 2013 12:35 PM

Lay this burden down, one of my fav tunes

R.I.P Mary



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AGENTSMITHJun 23 2013 12:38 PM

the roster of great voices in heaven burgeons once more, but the choir is enhanced with her unfaltering sweetness. mary love, r.i.p.

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GillyJun 23 2013 12:40 PM

When Mary was at Clethorpes week-ender myself and Dean Anderson was asked by Ady to make sure she was ok on the saturday afternoon rehersal,after a great performance we went upstairs to pay our thanks and she said something to me that ive never forgot "Gilly in life ive never met anyone who is better than me and in turn i never thought i was better than anyone else" what sweet words.Bless and thank-you Mary for your music and for being you,it has been a pleasure.

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CluggyJun 23 2013 02:09 PM

So sad RIP Mary love
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Russ VickersJun 23 2013 02:14 PM

I'm shocked & saddened to hear this terrible news, what a wonderful person & musical talent...condolences to all her family & friends, RIP Mary, we will never forget you, your musical legacy will ensure you are imortal, in our hearts & on our dance floors you will live forever xxx.... 



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ladybrooksoulboyJun 23 2013 02:36 PM

God Bless Thank you for the music. Steve & Pat

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XSSJun 23 2013 03:48 PM

R.I.P Mary  Love 

your music will live on with all of us .. 


love sam evans 

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scenemanJun 23 2013 04:25 PM

i had it on UK King label and sold it off to cheaply years ago .............the demo anyone ??

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45cellarJun 23 2013 08:02 PM

Very Sad News

R.I.P. Mary

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Dave HarrisonJun 23 2013 08:16 PM

More sad news in what is becoming a bad year for losses to soul music.
R.I.P Mary
Your music will live forever.

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billbJun 23 2013 08:43 PM

RIP Mary Love


I'm in your hands - Classic soul!

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SupercorsaJun 23 2013 09:50 PM

RIP Mary. Thanks for the music and a great night at the Forum a few years back.

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big AJun 23 2013 09:53 PM

So sad, "Bitter into Sweet" classic underplayed. RIP you light will never go out

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jockoJun 23 2013 10:12 PM



Another  sad loss. And a great live singer. 

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Mr FredJun 23 2013 10:15 PM

You Turned my bitter into sweet, One of my favourite soul sounds
Very sad to hear of her passing.

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okehmanJun 23 2013 10:51 PM

Mary i hope your sweet voice will be still be around when i join you Right On Sister!



IANCSLOFTJun 23 2013 11:04 PM

Our thoughts & prayers are with Mary,s family & close friends
Brought joy to so many people all around the world with her wonderful music
A beautiful soul always loved.
Thanks for the memories
Ian Cunliffe & Jane Hamilton

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Dave TurnerJun 23 2013 11:09 PM

Come Out Of The Sandbox a big fave




Good article from 2001



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Mal CJun 23 2013 11:42 PM

Really Sad news, her singing 'baby I'll come' at the Kent records anniversary will stay with my wife and I for ever, a special day in our memory.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends...

From two life long fans of her music.

Malcolm & Liza Collins

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Premium StuffJun 24 2013 01:58 AM

A sad day indeed and a truly great artist.


Sincere condolences.


This is a great example of Mary's beautiful music






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bobaJun 24 2013 05:35 AM

nobody remembers dolemite?


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bri phillJun 24 2013 08:57 AM

Another great singer and I believe fantastic person.

Left us with 2 classics played on the scene since there release.


R.I.P. Mary

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fuzzjJun 24 2013 09:28 AM

Sad news.

I have fond memories of Mary and Brad from the late 1980s.

The track most special for me is 'Lord Of My Life', one of my favourite gospel tracks ever.

Rest in peace.

you got a clip of it paul wud love to hear it ....

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ady croasdellJun 24 2013 10:41 AM

nobody remembers dolemite

Mary did her best to forget it.

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GeoffJun 24 2013 01:32 PM

More sad news.