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Most collectors of Northern Soul records will have the name of Weldon A McDougall III nestled in their 45s collection somewhere. A native of Philadelphia Weldon was born at the Mercy Douglas Hospital in West Philly and was raised by his mother Eleanor having been named after his father and Grandfather.

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loved his book from day one Dave, took it along to the Manchester Apollo on 2004 and got the funk brothers page signed by Jack Ashford and the guys after their performance. really is a personal perspective, a genuine close-up that very few people were privilege to in both the 60's and 70's. Sadly, the book was only made available in the states...more people should have it in their collections, it really is a fascinating insight into the workings of the Motown corporation. I think that what Weldon did, in Philadelphia, came as close to replicating the Motown sound, but without the big breakthrough his productions so richly deserved. Having said that, he more than anybody else, is probably responsible for more releases associated with our northern soul scene than any other writer/producer/arranger, outside of Detroit.

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Didn't Butch get his Jesse James "Love Is Alright" (Volcanos c/up) and the Sherrys  "World Of Happiness" ( i.e. Emanons "Bird Walking" vocal) acetates direct from Weldon? 

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