Saturday, 5. May 2012

Sample of the Day #5: Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr - You Can't Blame Me

It's been some time since the last Sample of the Day and I only got to number 5, because I unconsciously posted two videos during the last weeks with the same sample. That made me do some research and I found the group with the not so creative name "Johnson Hawkins Tatum & Durr".

The group consisted of the four Ohioans Virgil Johnson, Al Dawson, Willie Tatum, and Norris Durr, who recorded not more than two singles at the turn of the 60's to the 70's. They were released on an independent label called "Capsoul", which was run by Bill Moss. He was also the one, who somehow changed the last name "Dawson" into "Hawkins". We will probably never know, if it was due to lack of concentration or due to some psychadelic substances. Anyway, the A-side of their first 7" "You Can't Blame Me" was quite a big success in the Midwest, but didn't reach bigger cities such as Chicago or New York. Instead of trying to slowly climb up the ladder of stardom, the four singers got into a fight and ceased working together after their second single "A World Without You".

As I mentioned before, you can find some beautiful sampling work in earlier posts such as in Pretty Lights - We Must Go On and Session Victim - Zoinks



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