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Just looking through some label scans and came upon Alexander Patton "A lil lovin sometimes" On a Capitol demo,

The single was produced by Jimmy Mack,

Is this the same person who sang "My world is on fire",

And is there any connection with this Jimmy Mack and the one mentioned in the Martha and The Vandellas record of JM

Thanks in advance

Grant

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Nice one Ian, you had for for a mo', back to the...... wasnt 't he Martha boyfriend that Berry had stiffed coz he he was too good looking. ya-da-da-ya-da

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The Jimmy Mack that produced Alexander Patten was also known as James McKeachin and is not related to the other two Jimmys.

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The Jimmy Mack that produced Alexander Patten was also known as James McKeachin and is not related to the other two Jimmys.

So will this be the same Jimmy Mack who also produced The Furys amongs others, who later became the TV and movie actor James Mceachin of Tenafly fame, who was also a decorated soldier.

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So will this be the same Jimmy Mack who also produced The Furys amongs others, who later became the TV and movie actor James Mceachin of Tenafly fame, who was also a decorated soldier.

Was the Jimmy Mack from the Martha track based on a real person ?

Was Jimmy Mack of "MYIOF" known by another name ?

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Was the Jimmy Mack from the Martha track based on a real person ?

Was Jimmy Mack of "MYIOF" known by another name ?

The song Jimmy Mack was written as a tribute to a deceased song writer named Ronnie Mack .

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Nice one Ian, you had for for a mo', back to the...... wasnt 't he Martha boyfriend that Berry had stiffed coz he he was too good looking. ya-da-da-ya-da

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Then there's this guy:

http://en.wikipedia..../Jimmy_McMillan

(see "Personal info")

Same dude.

I loved that track when it was new but I didn't know who he was.

And I'm still a bit confused.

Maybe it's an age thing?

:D

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On 28/02/2011 at 03:59, Sunnysoul said:

So who is the Jimmy Mack who released a rather nifty version of The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game as Jimmy Mack & The Music Factory on Atlantic Records 45 45-2552.

 

This group began life in the Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s where they performed in the Pittsburgh area as the popular local band known as The Igniters.

The Igniters, made up on musicians that included Ronnie “Byrd” Foster, Jeff Bobula, Bob McKeg, Joe Santavicca and Jackie Keir along with the singer Frank Czuri, were often seen at The Varsity House in Pittsburgh as its house band and gaining a large fan base with their renditions of the R&B and British Invasion popular songs of the day.

In 1968 The Igniters managed to gain themselves a recording contract from Atlantic Records which gave them the accolade of being only the second white act taken on by them.  However, the company decided they wanted them to change their name and after the possibility of Mack’s Factory was shelved, Jimmy Mack & The Music Factory came to be.

The released their single “Baby, I Love You”, which was originally a hit for The Ronettes, backed by “The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game” in the latter half of 1968 and managed to reach No. 41 on New Haven, Connecticut’s WAVZ.

This name for the group only survived for a brief time, however, when their name was changed yet again.  This time they became Friends and even though recording a single on the Atlantic Records label in 1970 it was not enough to keep them together and they went their own separate ways before much time had passed.

Many years later in 2003 the band, returning to their original name The Igniters, staged a reunion concert  in Harmarville, Pennsylvania.

https://sites.google.com/site/pittsburghmusichistory/pittsburgh-music-story/rock/the-igniters

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