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BTW, some discogs list Billy as being the guy who also worked in Detroit (as 'Billy the Kid' on cuts by Theresa Lindsay & Pat Lewis). That wasn't so. That was Gene Dozier (after his spell with Motown), Gene using the name of a 'more famous' Philly guy to get 'an IN' with the folks in Detroit.


Someone who knows the Philly recording scene better than me should do a full run-down on Billy's many musical achievements.


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I remember Richard had him on his Jazz fm show many moons ago now, absolutely fascinating interview, still got the tape somewhere. 

Such a wonderful body of work to look back on.

Personal fave is Frank Beverley and the Butlers " Love your pain goes deep"

R.I.P Billy.

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I met him in London. Boy, what a privilege. One of The Revels (midnight stroll) too. I think he did stuff for Lee Andrews as well. He played me songs recorded in the late 50's off his laptop that had never been released. They were hits. Unbelievable. He told me his RCA Tymes stuff, the rhythm was recorded in New York, but strings and horns done in Philly, arranged by Richard Rome. It is he singing lead on Trustmaker. He was trying to get the group to sing like he wanted and he showed them, recorded it and he kept it on the track! He was the most complementary person, it was not always about him. 


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