Edwin Starr's first hit was "Agent 'Double-0' Soul" (1965), a reference to the spy craze popular at the time. In 1957, He began his singing career by forming a doo-wop group, The Future Tones. In the 1960s he lived in Detroit, Michigan and recorded for Ric-Tic, a small record label and later for Motown Records after it absorbed Ric-Tic in 1968.
Sorry only come across your comment...I did read some where that he retired from performing and devoted his life to the church...becoming a preacher then Bishop? Does say on the net that he has recorded Gospel Music on small independent/personal labels....will try and find the links for you :-)