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Andy Rix

News: Silas Phifer of the Mello Souls - RIP

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Very interesting, shame he never got to know that eventually he would have a massive impact somewhere after all of his endeavours. Imagine if the Mello Souls had been traced and brought over to do a couple of gigs, if only

 

Kev

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Steve Green met I'm in a nursing home so pretty sure he was aware of the Mello 45's impact over here.

Brilliant Chalky, I reckon that will have made him feel that even though not financially, it was worth it, thought Steve would have posted summat as great as that, unless I missed it

 

Kev

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There is an unreleased group soul version of "I've Got The Feeling" (same song as "Belairs") in the vaults of "Chavis/Candi" by a group called "The In Souls"

Des Parker

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Sad news...he has made an idelible mark on our beloved scene via his recordings...that's for sure.

Are there any pictures in circulation of our hero?

 

RIP Silas

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i never met him but i did talk with silas on the phone and played we can make it.. down the phone for him which the nurses said made his day ,i was put in touch with him via a lady called annie leatherbury who was his cousin and mother of 1  of the matadors who wrote say yes baby..

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r.i.p silas the voice behind a record thats possibly had more impact on the scene in the last 27 years since it was first played than any other since. just oozes quality imho ,been after this for 27 years one day i will own a copy

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r.i.p silas the voice behind a record thats possibly had more impact on the scene in the last 27 years since it was first played than any other since. just oozes quality imho

Truer words never spoken, mate.

Let us also not forget that it is actually a duet - which lines are Silas and who is the other main singer?!

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Let us also not forget that it is actually a duet - which lines are Silas and who is the other main singer?!

 

Jim-T according to his brother-in-law Howard Govens (Jims that is not Silas) sure Andy or someone with investgation skill could find out - from this page

 

http://www.evanwsmithfuneralservices.com/book-of-memories/1497650/Phifer-Silas/view-condolences.php?Printable=true

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Doesnt mean Jim T sang lead though, maybe just one of the group?

Obvious answer would be Edwin Johnson who sang lead on the Candi flip? Or is that too obvious, anyone compared?

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thanks on the info proffessor,rix,but i must give Mark Dobson a big thanks for what must be his best discovery ever &  17 years covered up to,

 

mick h

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