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Entertaining vid, thanks for the post! Don't know anything about the artist though.

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Or maybe this guy? Black Radio DJ... Although he was in Detroit! Bit more likely though!

Did record track below:

Joltin' Joe Howard - Baby Won't You Change Your Mind (Kudo 666)

http://www.soulfulde...oe%20howard.htm

""Joltin' Joe" Howard

Joe Howard was born in Colorado but spent much of his early life in

small towns in Texas. Eventually, his family moved to Waco, Texas. His

first job as an announcer was at Houston's KNUZ, a radio station that

played music for black audiences. Later, Howard found work at KYOK,

also in Houston. By 1954, Howard had joined WAKE, a general-market

radio station in Atlanta, Georgia. At WAKE, Howard read commercials,

news and other announcements. Howard was known for his articula-

tion and speaking ability, and WAKE's white audience never knew that

he was an African American. Nevertheless, Howard was fired when a

major sponsor found out he was African American and demanded that

WAKE let him go.

Howard landed a job at WERD, also in Atlanta, and the nation's first

black-owned radio station. In 1956, Howard left WERD to take a job at

WCHB located in Inkster, Michigan. At WCHB, Howard was an instant

success, as listeners liked his announcing style and personality. Later,

he moved over to WJLB, another Detroit, Michigan area radio station,

where he continued to make waves over the air."

Edited by soulechoes

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Really, really interesting but not being able to find out any info about a particular singer isn't very unusual. This is so true of a lot of tunes on the Soul scene.

A guy whose friends lets say egg him on to cut an acetate following which no label where it's 'hawked' wants to take it up is surely doomed to failure as obviously this guy was.

Granted, its a very nice blues but not that much different to many in the late 50's & early 60's so......

Mick

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Really, really interesting but not being able to find out any info about a particular singer isn't very unusual. This is so true of a lot of tunes on the Soul scene.

A guy whose friends lets say egg him on to cut an acetate following which no label where it's 'hawked' wants to take it up is surely doomed to failure as obviously this guy was.

Granted, its a very nice blues but not that much different to many in the late 50's & early 60's so......

Mick

Thought you were gonna say you were a distant relation for a moment! :hatsoff2:

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