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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

POPCORN WYLIE - FUNKY RUBBER BAND


Just take a look at the label of this gem; unsung heroes of Detroit music Mike Terry, Ollie McLaughlin and of course the star of the show, Richard "Popcorn" Wylie.

Popcorn was an early member of the Motown family not only was he a session musician (he appeared on "Please Mr Postman", "Money" and "Shop Around"; three of the defining early Motown hits) but he was also head of A&R. His career at Motown was over in 1962, but he was a mainstay on the Detroit scene, working with the likes of JJ Barnes, The Platters (he wrote the incredible "With This Ring") and Jamo Thomas (Popcorn wrote one of my all time favorites- "I Spy For The FBI") along with single on his own.

Here we find Popcorn back in the Motown family 9 years later for a final one-off single for the Soul subsidiary, and what a monster JAM it is!

from 1971...

POPCORN WYLIE - FUNKY RUBBER BAND

2 comments:

degraaff said...

Great, infectious tune, I'm going to listen to it again right now!

Ronald

Jem said...

Thank you!