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Seems that Little Gigi made a few good records in the 60's .....

Very little seems to be known about her but I've found a few relevant bits ..........

 

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She recorded with / worked with Vernon Harrell. Harrell was from New York & he made some recordings himself in the 60's and 70's. Under the name Keidar Syenon Harrell he also co-wrote songs with J R Bailey. 

 

Decca Records got involved with the duo in 1964 .............

 

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Little Gigi was signed to Straight Ahead Rhythm Inc in 64. This outfit was run by Jean Grace (song writer / arranger). At that time the outfit was also getting into TV work -- they made a show titled 'All The World of Music' that was screened in the US.

Doles Dickens was a musical director for the company & in 64 he was making records (for them) with the likes of King Coleman (radio DJ with WWRL) and Kenny Burrell.

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31 minutes ago, Edwin S Wales said:

Love little Gigi's voice...didn't Straight Ahead Rhythm also do Frank Fosters Harlem Rumble....

Did they Edwin? I thought it was some Marching Band or other that did the other version? Dog rare?

Here it is - http://www.popsike.com/Grambling-College-Band-Harlem-Rumble-Obscure-Funk-45-Spontaneous-Arts-mp3/171323707846.html

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This has to be the guy from Straight Ahead Productions: Doles Dickens ....

... seems he had a long association with Decca, maybe why Little Gigi's 45's ended up on the label .........

 

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Don't have it (or even like it) but you're right, the Frank Foster was a St Ahd Rhythm production ........ he must have been about 40 when he cut it ........... 

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On 3/5/2016 at 21:57, Roburt said:

Don't have it (or even like it) but you're right, the Frank Foster was a St Ahd Rhythm production ........ he must have been about 40 when he cut it ........... 

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Massive London spin in the 80s.

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On 3/2/2016 at 21:03, Roburt said:

Little Gigi was signed to Straight Ahead Rhythm Inc in 64. This outfit was run by Jean Grace (song writer / arranger). At that time the outfit was also getting into TV work -- they made a show titled 'All The World of Music' that was screened in the US.

Doles Dickens was a musical director for the company & in 64 he was making records (for them) with the likes of King Coleman (radio DJ with WWRL) and Kenny Burrell.

Tarx Records operated out of the same NY address as Triode ... AND ... Doles Dickens worked on some of their cuts. He doesn't however get a mention on the label of this Tarx 45 from Baltimore's Benny Johnson (cut a good while before his Today stuff) .... 

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