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Thursday, December 18, 2008
THE AUTOGRAPHS - I CAN DO IT
The Autographs are one of those groups that have a bit of a mysterious history, but a very interesting one. Apparently from Los Angeles, this 3 female/ 2 male group started life as The Impersonators. By the time their first record was released, their name was changed to the Autographs.
Enter Larry Williams; record producer and gangster. While cutting brilliant record after brilliant record at the OKeh label in the mid 60's, he employed the Autographs to sing backups on the northern soul classic "A Quitter Never Wins" (which also features Johnny Guitar Watson). Around the same time, the Autographs cut this remarkable scorcher for OKeh. The group disapperaed, then reappeared around 1970 as the Visitors 9I have not heard this record) then again around 1972 again as the Autographs (haven't heard any from that period either).