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The Soul Set - Article on the group magazine cover

Back in 2003 I was contacted by the drummer of the Soul Set of 'Will You Ever Learn' fame...and within a few months another guy contacted me saying that he was the drummer! As it turns out one of them played on the record and the other in the live band. This info has been on my site since those days.

 

Now leap forward to this year and within the last month I was contacted by the founder, leader, sax-blower and song-writer from the Soul Set...Charlie Greenway. Many emails were swapped and he supplied some stunning background info on putting the band together, writing the songs, their original set lists etc!

 

He also supplied pictures of the original publisher's certificate for, 'Will You Ever Learn' and the Soul Set business card...WOW!

 

I've put it all together and uploaded the pictures up onto my site... link below

 

 

best

David

 

 

"...As if by magic, a couple of hours later we were playing, "Will You Ever Learn" and "Please Don't Make Me Cry" exactly how I had heard them in my mind a few hours previous whilst in the back of our automobile! Believe it or not, we then gave the tunes their debut during our concert with The Drifters the next night.

Over the following months we played them on stage many times in clubs and frat houses, and then recorded them at Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, NC. Our manager, David Fisher, gave us a couple boxes of records to pass on to anyone we knew in radio, who would play it for us, and to autograph and sell on to pick up... ”

 

 

 

http://www.anorakscorner.com/SoulSet.html




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Tell them they owe me royalties, and I want my school report back

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brilliant read and pictures

and its one 45 i've never owned whats the going rate these days and does anyone have one to trade maybe ?

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Thanx Dave,i didnt read the pages about the group in your site until now,great article.

Glad you enjoyed it mate...was fun piecing it all together...and Charlie was knocked out that folk liked the tunes all these years later!

Still one of the best Carolina Soul 45's to grace the Rare Soul scene...ever...imo!

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great to have any info on our heros from over the water.

use to have will you ever learn,was only a vg copy but played ok.

loved the label bi-me,just a pity not many did.

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Fantastic piece mate I think I'll spin this at Stoke on Saturday regards Simon.

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I always appreciate anyone taking the time to document some piece of the music, thanks for your work on this.

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Quick follow-up...the guys would like to hear of what memories their disc has for you lot...where did you first hear it, who was the DJ, what was the dancefloor reaction and what does it mean to you etc!?

'preciate any (sensible!) replies.

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Anyone got a scan of the two-page feature in Black Echoes about Stafford, which had a label scan of the Soul Set wihtin it, please?

TIA

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Some bitter-sweet news:

Two of the guys, Charlie and Dick finally got to meet up after too many years of being out of touch. The meet-up prompted Dick to go seaching for other band members. Sadly he discovered that their bass man, Tony Gibson, passed away last year. His obituary mentioned that he was in the Soul Set, so they take solace in the fact that the family felt it important enough to mention this within the obituary.

RIP Tony Gibson

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