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 Have just learned that Quinton Claunch, founder of  the legendary Goldwax label and writer/producer of so many all-time Soul masterpieces by the likes of James Carr,Spencer Wiggins,The Ovations etc  sadly passed on April 10th aged 99.

Born in 1921 Quinton started his career in Country Music and in the 50's was a session guitarist  for Sam Philips at Sun in Memphis,playing on a few Rockabilly & Country gems by the likes of Carl Perkins and Charlie Feathers and in 57' he co-founded yet another legendary Memphis label ,Hi Records,although he left in 59',long before it's Soul days.

It's his  sterling work at Goldwax with it's stunning roster of Soul talent that he'll be best remembered for by Soul fans,although perhaps it should be said he had a hell of a cheek crediting himself as the co-writer,with Timmy Thomas & Rudolph Russell, of Timmy Thomas' 67' Goldwax version of The Animals' It's My Life,which was written for The Animals by Roger Atkins and Carl D'Errico in 1965-it's a miracle they were'nt sued! That one blot on his copybook however, certainly should'nt detract from his wonderful contribution to Soul Music history and to American music generally

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Have just learned that Quinton Claunch, founder of  the legendary Goldwax label and writer/producer of so many all-time Soul masterpieces by the likes of James Carr,Spencer Wiggins,The Ovations etc  s

99 years - you gotta get there first! Sad news and a loss to all who have a soft spot for Southern Soul. The music he's put out really influenced my life.. May his soul rest in peace.




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99 years - you gotta get there first! Sad news and a loss to all who have a soft spot for Southern Soul. The music he's put out really influenced my life.. May his soul rest in peace.

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