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Hi all,

Dug out another Detroit photo treat: Freddy Butler. 


This photo was taken on 28/2/1991. Jacqui Kavanagh and I contacted Freddy and arranged a meeting. He wasnt hard to find; he had a plumbing business ‘Fred and Sons’.

He wanted to take us out for a meal. So he picked us up at our motel, which is where this picture was taken. He then drove us to a restaurant. On the way he put on an ‘8 Track’ of his ‘Dab of Soul’ LP and at one point sung along to ‘Deserted’...... priceless! Great voice still. We met him again after that and I interviewed him with a dictaphone.

Freddy was exactly as he looks here; fun, friendly very approachable and amenable and happy;  a truly lovely guy.

I recall him telling us that he regularly played golf with his buddy Smokey Robinson!

Another Detroit legend.




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Hi Tim,

Hope all's well. This is all so fascinating, I can only imagine what it meant to these artists to have a soul brother from the UK want to interview them and hear their story.

This has probably been covered, but will there be a book and will there be a promo copy or is it issue only?😁


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How Old Is He? Is He Still Living? Thx

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died long time ago from what I remember.

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A real talent...


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