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Only a few days into the new year & we've already lost another legendary soul singer.

Sherlie Mae Matthews has posted on Facebook that her old friend passed away on Monday. Clydie started out on her recording career as early as 1956 in Little Clydie And The Teens. Her 1st solo 45 escaped in 1957 but she really achieved fame when she joined Ray Charle's Raelettes in the 60's. Many more solo outings followed and then in the 70's she was in the Blackberries and Brown Sugar.

She also cut many tracks as a backing singer, working as part of LA's elite female bunch of studio session singers. She'll be much missed.

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4 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Very sad news - one of the greats. Her run of haunting Imperial 45's are among my most treasured, especially this one:-

 

Soft & Gentle Ways is a brilliant piece of music

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I love all of Clydie’s Imperial and Minit output.

She was recording 10 years earlier with such as this nice doo wop number from 1957. Written by Andrew Franklin...not Aretha.

 

RIP Clydie “Ready Willing and Able”

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Sorry to read of Clydie's passing, a fine singer. I love Missin' My Baby, Soft And Gentle Ways, and Thrill Is Gone, and will listen to the others that have been posted here. Unfortunately losing our singers is something we've got to expect as they reach older age.

RIP Clydie King

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