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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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Her biggest track @ the Wheel ... a fine duet ... she worked quite a bit with Jimmy Holiday at that time ... 

 

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Really sad news, and another heroine moves to the next world RIP.

Nice tribute here on the tube:

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

 

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My favourite track .

Hopefully her angelic voice will Grace Ukranian Club 2nd Anniversary Ashton On Friday . 

 

 

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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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RIP Clydie - can't remember a bad record from her, and a fit-looking bird as well.

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Really sad news a gorgeous lady with a beautiful voice RIP clydie king 

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Very Sad news indeed,  I adore Clydie's He Always Comes Back To Me one of the best double side singles  with Soft And Gentle Ways on the flip transports  you right back to the 1960's, RIP Clydie.. 

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RIP Clydie King "The lady with the voice"

 

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1 hour ago, micksmix said:

RIP Clydie King "The lady with the voice"

 

Incredible production recorded at Gold Star Studios...The Wall of Sound.

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Great choices David,and  nice tributes from all to this  talented,sadly departed lady.  'The Thrill Is Gone' is  one of a group of Spectoresque beauties Clydie cut at Imperial .Clydie's late 60's Minit sides are nice,too;always loved  'I'll Never Stop Loving You'. The Minit sides were cut at around the same time as Clydie's stint as one of The Raelets in 1967/8; she's on the Tangerine (HMV over here) 45' One Hurt Deserves Another/One Room Paradise, singing back up to Merry Clayton's lead.

Nice to see you post one of Clydie's earlier Doo Wop gems-  'Promises' on Philips in 62' with The Sweet Things was a treat,too.

Speaking of Doo -Wop, we've also recently  lost-on Jan 1st,aged 76- Sheldon 'Shelly' Buchansky 2nd tenor  of the fine Brooklyn Doo Wop group Vito & The Salutations, who cut excellent & successful versions of 'Gloria' & 'Unchained Melody' but are probably best known to Soul Sourcers  for their great Northern Soul classic of 65'  'I'd Best Be Going'  on Red Boy (later on Sandbag)

Maybe some of Clydie's gems like 'Ready Willing And Able' and ' My Love Grows Deeper' and Vito & The Salutations will get a few spins this weekend,that would be a nice tribute,too

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Great loss !

I'll be spinning a few of her tracks this Sunday in a tribute to her passing away ..

Last Pub standing Norwich.

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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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classy lady ,great voice...just my kind of 60s soul ...forgot how good she was till i revisited her music today............r i p

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One of my favorite spins on the home turntable:

 

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Indeed sad news :-( always loved "Bout love" RIP

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