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Maya Lolita Julian - The Bronzettes - Feature RIP

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The Chicago Sun Times Website has a lengthy interesting feature on Maya Lolita Julian  (a member of the Chicago group known as “The Bronzettes”) who passed away last month. Full of background info you can find the link at the bottom of this news and have to say it's is well worth the walk over to the Chicago Sun Times Website

Their mother christened them. “I said, ‘We need a name for our group,’ ’’ Cookie Julian said, “and she sat and thought for a minute, and she said, ‘The Bronzettes!’ They weren’t connected to a Philadelphia group with the same name.

Maya Lolita Julian learned to sing in the Ida B. Wells highrises, according to her brother Michael. 

In addition to “Temptation is Hard to Fight,” the Bronzettes recorded “Moments” and “(Beggin) Baby Don’t Leave Me.”  

The group received early attention singing at an event hosted by famed deejay Herb Kent. They also appeared on “Soul Train” around 1970, Cookie Julian said.


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