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Friday, February 10, 2012

LITTLE BEN & THE CHEERS - BABY YOU'RE MINE


Ben, Frank, John, and Merlon Norfleet were brothers and cousins from Chicago's southside. The brothers were the children of members of a gospel group called The Norfleet Brothers, and it's obvious when hearing the vocals that these young men grew up singing in church.

Under the names Little Ben & The Cheers, The Cheers (after Ben was drafted and sent to Vietnam), and The Norfleet Cousins the group released over a dozen singles but never achieved the type of success that they truly deserved.

To put an even stronger tragic end to the story, Ben died in the late 70's due to agent orange poisoning from his service in 'Nam.

Thankfully, he left behind a legacy which included brilliant records such as this one, showing off his incredible voice and talent.

from 1968...

LITTLE BEN & THE CHEERS - BABY YOU'RE MINE


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3 comments:

DrunkenHobo said...

Is this the same Little Ben & The Cheers That had the Fantastic Black Rockabilly 45rpm of "Roll That Rigg "(1968) Laredo (IL) 45 - 2518?

zyderock said...

mmm this is tasty

JohnnyDiego said...

Country Joe McDonald would call this Rock and Soul.
Love it!