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Don Bryant - Precious Soul lp (Fat Possum/Hi)


"Best-known as a staff songwriter under WILLIE MITCHELL at Hi Records and
as the husband of Hi star ANN PEEPBLES, DON BRYANT was also a fine,
underappreciated singer in his own right. Bryant was born in Memphis on
April 4, 1942; his father, Edward, sang with a gospel group called the
Four Stars of Harmony, and Bryant himself began singing in church at age
five. In 1955, he and four brothers formed their own gospel group, the
FIVE BRYANT BROTHERS, which soon switched to doo wop under the name the
QUAILS. Not long after, Bryant joined several high school friends in
another doo wop group, the FOUR CANES, who were named after their
manager, local DJ D. Cane Cole. When the group split with Cole, Bryant
changed their name to the FOUR KINGS, and they caught the attention of
trumpeter/bandleader Willie Mitchell, who began performing with them
around the Memphis club scene. Through Mitchell, Bryant got his original
composition “Is There Someone Else on Your Mind” recorded by the 5
Royales and made his first solo recording in 1964 with a cover of Chris
Kenner’s “I Like It Like That.” Over the next five years, Bryant
recorded several duets with Marion Brittnam and numerous cover songs,
the latter of which constituted his first full-length LP, 1969’s
Precious Soul" - Fat Possum

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 20 August, 2012.

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