Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Hey There Lonely Girl" by Eddie Holman.

OK, more 70's one-hit wonders: Described by Smokey Robinson as "The man with the voice of an angel", this Norfolk, VA native grew up in Philly and cut his teeth singing for The Delfonics and The Stylistics. Soulful R&B falsetto. His only hit came in early '70 with a reworded version of a '63 #27 hit written by Carr/Shuman and recorded by Ruby and The Romantics. At first he was reluctant to record it but his wife/producer convinced him to do so ("yes, Dear!"). It peaked at #2 and was RIAA Certified Gold. One of the most popular smooth romantic R&B ballads of the 70's. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Harden My Heart" by Quarterflash. I had totally forgotten about that tune until I heard it at "Rock Of Ages" in DM. Talking about sax players, check out Paul McDonald's on Idol.

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