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Sunday, January 8, 2012


Originally formed in 1960 (and counting the great Martha Reeves as an original member), The Fascinations, like so many other girl groups, went through a number of changes between their beginnnings in the early 60's, their reformation in '66, and their break up in '68.

Curtis Mayfield took a special interest in the group, and worked with them in 1962, and also signed them as one of his first A&R ventures with his (then) newly-formed Mayfield label in '66.

This side, their second-to-last release, finds Shirley Walker (aka Shirley Lawson, a name she used for a few solo singles while the Fascinations were on hiatus) showcasing her powerful vocals over a smooth, slow burning track that oozes pure soul and sensuality.

from 1967...


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