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A new book has just been published about one of the most enigmatic names on the sixties Soul scene - Jerry O.
Never really accepted as a true Soul singer, Jerry Murray was more of a Soul showman who owned record labels, produced records, managed groups,

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Looks great !

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Jerry O got about a bit (performing live) … some gigs he did in Cleveland & DC ….

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Tom & Jerrio down in Maryland at the famous Carr's Beach resort (July 65) ..

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Back nearer home, Jerrio always got lots of support from St Louis's KATZ radio stn ...

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news item updated with pm details added for ordering/enquiries 👍

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Some great images here, as Tom & Jerrio they toured extensively.

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as a copy of the book has landed on my doormat, I thought I add a few phone pics while passing on the below

 

Keith asked me to  mention that it's a limited run of only 150 and they are all numbered and signed.

 

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Seems the Boogaloo was still going strong in Philly in late 66 ...

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It didn't specify which cities it was hot in … BUT Jerry O's 45 was doing well back then … 

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more books like this needed...£13 well spent incs PnP !!!..recommended

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Intrigued and very surprised to see  Tony Mason's "Bring the country to the city" at #2 on the WDAS 1966 chart....which presumably meant it got a fair bit of airplay....nearly all the other songs there are much better known

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More Jerry O / Jerrio related bits … he seemed to live off his 'boogaloo' connection most of the time but broke from it in his White Whale & Wand days …  @ the Howard Theatre in DC, they organised a special Boogaloo dance contest to coincide with his week long appearances in Nov 67 at the venue (guess he had to select the winning dancers).

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used to have karate booga loo but it was stolen by da bitch in bromley 

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By the end of the 60's, his live act had moved in a more funky direction … 

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