Tag Archive: Clarence Reid

Sep 05

The First Deep City Related 45, and Miami Girl Group Confusion!


DIAMONETTES and OTHER DILEMMAS
It’s not always easy to tell the story of an artist, or the records they created.   Sometimes every answer just brings another question, with clarity never really showing up for the ride.   It reminds me of George Harrison’s insightful line, borrowed from the Tao Te Ching:  “The farther one …

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Oct 07

Paul Revere and the Raiders: The Miami Connection

A former member of Miami's YEAR 2000 would help to stabilize the group.

  Paul Revere and the Raiders paid their dues around the Pacific Northwest for many years, before landing a starring role on TV’s “Where The Action Is”.   That exposure helped make them one of the most successful bands in the United States.   It also meant the start of a South Florida connection that would last …

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Apr 03

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound – A Biased Review

  “Willie Clarke, this is your life!” So read one of the live tweets that was shown on the big screen, prior to the Miami premiere of Deep City:  The Birth of the Miami Sound.   In many ways, it was accurate. Clarke, as you may know, co-founded the first black-owned record company in the state …

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