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Hues Corporation Rockin’ Soul

Hues Corporation Rockin' Soul

The Hues Corporation was a pop and soul trio formed at Santa Monica, California in 1969. They are best known for their 1974 hit, “Rock the Boat”.Before their success they were the opening act for some stars including Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Nancy Sinatra, and Glen Campbell. The original band had a line-up of three singers and three sidemen. The sidemen were Joey Rivera from the Checkmates, Monti Lawston, and Bob “Bullet” Bailey formerly of the Leaves. Before the group had a hit single they performed as an opening act for Flash Cadillac, Ike Turner, and Delaney Bramlett. Bailey, Rivera, and Lawston left the band to form Goodstuff.The group’s name was a pun on the Hughes Corporation, with the ‘hue’ being the group’s African-American heritage. The band’s members were St. Clair Lee (born Bernard St. Clair Lee, 24 April 1944, San Francisco, California), Fleming Williams (born 1953, Flint, Michigan; died 1992) and Hubert Ann Kelley (born 24 April 1947, Fairfield, Alabama). The original choice for the group’s name was The Children of Howard Hughes, which their record label turned down. The group’s first big break came in 1972 when they were invited to appear in the blaxploitation film, Blacula, starring William Marshall. They were also asked to record three songs for the film’s soundtrack; “There He Is Again”, “What The World Knows” and “I’m Gonna Catch You”. Shortly after, RCA signed the group and their first single, “Freedom For The Stallion”, from the album of the same
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DVD: I’ll Name the Murderer is a 1936 American film directed by Bernard B. Ray. Cast Ralph Forbes as Tommy Tilton Marion Shilling as ‘Smitty’, newspaper photographer Malcolm McGregor as Ted Benson James Guilfoyle as Lou Baron, Private Investigator John Cowell as Police Captain ‘Pop’ Flynn William Bailey as William Hugo Van Ostrum, Vi’s father Agnes Anderson as Nadia Renee, aka Marina Farina Claire Rochelle as Valerie Delroy, aka Maragert O’Brien Gayne Kinsey as Walton, Valerie’s Dance Partner Harry Semels as Luigi, Club Owner Al Klein as Club Waiter Ralph Forbes (30 September 1896 — 31 March 1951) was an English actor in the American cinema. He was also a noted stage actor. He was the son of actress Mary Forbes and brother of actress Brenda Forbes. In addition to 1896 various years are given for his year of birth ie 1902 & 1905. If born in 1896 his mother would have been between 13 and 17 years old. Forbes was born Ralph Taylor in London, England. He met with an accident on the football field at Denstone College, Staffordshire that resulted in a scar on his cheek. Unusually, he started off in films, then went on stage. In America he played on stage with Ruth Chatterton who was to become his first wife. He married three times, first to actress Ruth Chatterton from 1924 to 1932, then married actress Heather Angel in 1934, and finally married actress Dora Sayers in 1946. Reputedly, Forbes was one of JC Leyendecker’s models for the Arrow

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