MP3 Clarence Reid - Funky Party
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14 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Funk, URBAN/R&B: Deep Soul
During the late 60s and through the 70s, Clarence Reid, singer, songwriter, talent scout, and producer for Henry Stoneâs labels, was involved in just about every recording that came out of Stoneâs Hialeah-based Upstairs studio. When the book is written, there will be many chapters about this gifted artistâs contribution to the Miami soul and dance scene.
Reid teamed up with Willie Clarke, a fellow Miami songwriter and producer. They decided to pay legendary South Florida record producer Henry Stone a visit. Stone, who had been turning out hits for years, decided to take Reid and Clarke under his wing and show them how to make hit records. He compared their records with the hottest soul single out at the time and stated, âIf you canât come close to that or do better, then you have to get out of the business!â
Reid and Clarke, determined to make hit records, spent hours learning the ropes from Stone, which paid off for everybody concerned. As talent scouts, it was Reid and Clarke who first discovered a 12-year-old singer named Betty Wright in a Liberty City record store in 1966. As first-time producers, Reid and Clarke turned out Betty Wrightâs first hit with the 1968 single âGirls Canât Do What the Guys Do.â
During the summer of 1969, Reid finally cracked the national charts with the Reid- and Clarke-penned âNobody But You Babe,â which climbed all the way to No. 7 on the Billboard R&B charts. During the next 10 years, Reid released countless singles for Stoneâs Alston label, several of which are on this CD.
It was Reid and Clarke who penned Betty Wrightâs 1971 No. 1 R&B gold single âClean Up Woman,â as well as âWhat Can I Tell Her,â a hit for both Miami soul singers J. P. Robinson and Timmy Thomas. In 1975, Reid and Clarke wrote Gwen McCraeâs No. 1 R&B gold single âRockinâ Chair.â
One of Reidâs finest compositions was âJazz Freakâ recorded by Paulette Reaves in 1977. Near the end of the song, Reaves gives special thanks to producer and writer Clarence Reid, as well as other recording artists and studio musicians who played on this great recording. The musicians and artists mentioned include Little Beaver (guitar), Benny Latimore & Timmy Thomas (keyboards), George âChocolateâ Perry & Ron Bogdan (bass), Robert Fergeson (drummer) and Wildflower (backing vocal group).
During the 70s Reid went underground, only to resurface as masked recording artist Blowfly, writer and producer of highly X-rated party albums released on Stoneâs Weird World label.
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