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Valtone and The Fabulous Apollos...info please

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I apologise if this has been covered before and if so please direct me to any threads

I would like to know if someone knows about this late 1960's group and label please

I have searched around and there are quite a few sales but can't find much info

http://detroitsoulsingles.blogspot.com/2012/07/valtone.html

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According to "Groovesville USA", the Valtone label was ownded by Frank and Val Brown.

The same source says the lead singer of the Fabulous Apollos was the same Joe Matthews 

who recorded "Ain't Nothing You Can Do".

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52 minutes ago, The Yank said:

According to "Groovesville USA", the Valtone label was ownded by Frank and Val Brown.

The same source says the lead singer of the Fabulous Apollos was the same Joe Matthews 

who recorded "Ain't Nothing You Can Do".

Yes you are right,I was told that by Keith Rylatt quite some time ago. Chris. 

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On 17/10/2019 at 19:28, Wheelsville1 said:

Yes you are right,I was told that by Keith Rylatt quite some time ago. Chris. 

Much respect to Keith, but he claimed The Four Pros were all white and it was proved they weren't at all, but he may know more about The Fabulous Apollos, I will ask my contact to message him

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I have found this which also mentions Tony Michaels (I don't know why I didn't search a little better)

Would this be Tony Michaels AKA Anthony Micale ?

http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/fabulousapollos.htm

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The real name of the Tony Daniels mentioned in the link is Reggie Lamont who recorded for Bevel, Sport and Blue Rock.

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22 hours ago, The Yank said:

According to "Groovesville USA", the Valtone label was ownded by Frank and Val Brown.

The same source says the lead singer of the Fabulous Apollos was the same Joe Matthews 

who recorded "Ain't Nothing You Can Do".

Yes, Frank Brown owned and managed Valtone.  I hadn't seen Val's name, but I assume (guess) that "Val" was his wife, named Valerie.  I have read that Joe Matthews was a group member, and sometimes lead (I remember them having different leads on different songs).

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43 minutes ago, The Yank said:

The real name of the Tony Daniels mentioned in the link is Reggie Lamont who recorded for Bevel, Sport and Blue Rock.

Interesting to learn that Reggie Lamont was Tony Daniels! 

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11 hours ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

I have found this which also mentions Tony Michaels (I don't know why I didn't search a little better)

Would this be Tony Michaels AKA Anthony Micale ?

http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/fabulousapollos.htm

I have a hard time believing that Tony Micale was a member of The Fabulous Apollos.  I'm sure I've seen photos of the group, at least on posters for live events (back in the day), and they were an all Black group.  Tony was with Ed Wingate, as a member of The Reflections, and as solo artist, Tony Michaels, during most of the period The Fabulous Apollos operated. Besides, his voice is very distinct, and I don't remember hearing his voice in any of The fabulous Apollos' cuts.  I think that that is a mistaking of Tony Daniels for Tony Michaels,  IN FACT, using the link you posted, I got to Soulfulkindamusic, and Tony Daniels is printed there, rather than Tony Michaels.

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1 hour ago, Robbk said:

I have a hard time believing that Tony Micale was a member of The Fabulous Apollos.  I'm sure I've seen photos of the group, at least on posters for live events (back in the day), and they were an all Black group.  Tony was with Ed Wingate, as a member of The Reflections, and as solo artist, Tony Michaels, during most of the period The Fabulous Apollos operated. Besides, his voice is very distinct, and I don't remember hearing his voice in any of The fabulous Apollos' cuts.  I think that that is a mistaking of Tony Daniels for Tony Michaels,  IN FACT, using the link you posted, I got to Soulfulkindamusic, and Tony Daniels is printed there, rather than Tony Michaels.

Thanks Robb, that was just my eyesight...again

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1 hour ago, Robbk said:

Interesting to learn that Reggie Lamont was Tony Daniels! 

Thanks to "The Yank"

http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/rlamont.htm

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Don't thank me- the info about Reggie/ Tony came from .........

       Keith Rylatt's "Groovesville USA ". 

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1 hour ago, The Yank said:

Don't thank me- the info about Reggie/ Tony came from .........

       Keith Rylatt's "Groovesville USA ". 

He got that correct it seems 😀

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