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My uncle was the white soul singer from the 1960s-90s named Roy Smith. He was born in Virginia but lived his whole life here in Augusta, GA. I have uncovered a treasure trove of 45s with his music on it. Songs he has written for artist like The Tams, to every band he ever played in and on every label...including his own label Delphi. I even found the Billboard article from May of 1971 where they stated that his band, The California Earthquake’s song My God & I was a hot 100 single to watch. I want to share this music with people, but I’m not sure how. I was hoping there may be some Roy Smith fans out there? 
I have songs such as Consider me a Friend, Strong in You, Goin South, Myrtle Beach Nights, You, I can Remember, Tell her I lover her, Soul Control, and more. 

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Hi Tena, There are people on this website with influence in getting music to the right listeners. Do you own the publishing rights? Maybe they can explore further. I have a few 45's by your uncle. This one on Ascot is probably my favourite.

 

 

 

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Hi Tena. Good luck with the quest and with what ever  the adventure that goes with your journey brings 

Steve 

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Hi Tena.

good luck with what you are trying to do.  Do you have the master tapes or the rights to the recordings?

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Hi Tena

Welcome to Soul Source, and thank you for posting !!

My fave 45 by Roy is his Delphi release of ' Very Strong On You' but he had lot's of excellent output over his career, which i'm sure members on here would love to learn more about..

With regards your collection of his items there may be some interest from the likes of @Ady Croasdell of Ace/Kent records here in the Uk. And if there are any tapes or acetates - including any unissued material, i'm certain there would be interested parties, and one's that would make proper payments of royalties etc..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ImPo7f4T88

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On 04/03/2020 at 16:53, Ficklefingers said:

Hi Tena

Welcome to Soul Source, and thank you for posting !!

My fave 45 by Roy is his Delphi release of ' Very Strong On You' but he had lot's of excellent output over his career, which i'm sure members on here would love to learn more about..

With regards your collection of his items there may be some interest from the likes of @Ady Croasdell of Ace/Kent records here in the Uk. And if there are any tapes or acetates - including any unissued material, i'm certain there would be interested parties, and one's that would make proper payments of royalties etc..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ImPo7f4T88

Thanks for the mention John.

Tena, if you want any advice, the company I work for has been reissuing this type of material for 45 years. I’m ady.croasdell@btinternet.com if you want to pursue it. I actually have a great unissued acetate by Roy called Stop Sign 

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Right up our street.

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Here's half an LP track called 'Numbers' it always gets my toes tapping.

Kirsty

Roy Smith - Numbers (LP Track).wav

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