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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
PAULETTE PARKER - (GIMME BACK) MY LOVE
From Tulsa, OK singer Paulette Parker (briefly) was one of Ike & Tina's Ikettes circa 1967. This was her debut record as a solo artist, and she had one followup on Duke records in 1970. After these releases she went back to her given name (I think) Maxayn Lewis and recorded some highly regarded funk throughout the 70's. With a voice like hers, she could seemingly have done anything!
My question for the day is WHERE are singers of this caliber today in popular music???? With the exception of Sharon Jones, I am not hearing the caliber of singers that were seemingly everywhere during this era. Please let me know if I'm missing something.