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NEW BOOK -- Florida Soul

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This new book looks really interesting .... the Florida & Miami soul scenes back in the 60's / 70's was a really fascinating & diverse entity  ... don't know if this book truly captures the full picture but I hope it does ...  

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Not only were there numerous local soul singers playing the club circuit, but lots of visiting acts would come down (mainly over the winter period) ...

Guess the book only really deals with the local scene (clubs / acts) & not the visitors ... but here's a club ad from 65 ... 

 

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A publicity pic for another local show staged in 66 .... pity the book doesn't seem to touch on the complicated Marvel(l)s / Fabulettes story.

 

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One last Miami club ad ... this one mainly features nationally famous acts but it does illustrate the strength of line-up that appeared locally a lot back in the mid 60's (before the Overtown area was destroyed by the local {white} council's urban clearance / highway improvement schemes) ...

The Miracles didn't even get a featured picture or a high place on the billing ..... 

 

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Mark, have you stocked Tony Newton's book (Gold Thunder) ... I got a Kindle version free off Amazon (this only works if you have a US address) & it's a good read.  

How about the book on Duck Dunn  -  Soul Fingers ? ... though it seems a lot of the book space is taken up reproducing sheet music. 

 

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