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Manhattans' Winfred Blue Lovett And Sonny Bivins R.i.p

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Winfred "Blue" Lovett, the distinctive bass singer and principal songwriter for the legendary group, The Manhattans, has died at age 74, just a few days after the death of group co-founder Sonny Bivins. Their death brings sad news to fans of one of the greatest soul music vocal groups of our time.

 

http://www.soultracks.com/story-blue-lovett-dies

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Sad, I interviewed Blue Lovett for Black Echoes c.1984. Had to go to his hotel in Newmarket. Lovely guy. At the time he was over at the USAF bases, and his daughter Desi was recording. Might have to play the X rated version of Kiss & Say goodbye Friday….it's Blue Lovett doing the x rated bit. 

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One of the finest groups ever, their stuff on Carnival is as good as anything, loved their stuff after that but maybe not as potent after George "Smitty" Smith died in 1970, however, they still knocked out some great stuff. R.I.P. Winfred and Sonny

 

Kev

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Guest Dave Turner

One of the finest groups ever, their stuff on Carnival is as good as anything, loved their stuff after that but maybe not as potent after George "Smitty" Smith died in 1970, however, they still knocked out some great stuff. R.I.P. Winfred and Sonny

 

Kev

 

Said it all for me Kev

 

R.I.P.

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Fabulous vocals, seriously, who doesn't admire one of the finest vocal performances ever recorded, on the delightful 'kiss and say goodbye'

 

   If that's not Soul, then nothing is.    Sad news indeed 

 

 time to put the Manhattans LP on the turntable 

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Guest Dave Turner

Always a big fave of mine written by Blue Lovett and with Blue doing the lengthy rap intro

 

For me a sublime record all round and does for me what only a good soul record and a good woman can

 

One Life To Live

 

Edited by Dave Turner

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