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Saturday, March 6, 2010

RIP - Ron Banks

Dramatics TW 3 5 10 Ron Banks, The Dramatics Singer Dead At 58
Ron Banks, singer and founder of Detroit R&B/ soul act The Dramatics, died in his home yesterday. He was 58 years old. The falsetto crooner, who formed the Dramatics in 1962, is believed to have died from a “massive heart attack,” according to Motown Alumni Association president Billy Wilson. 

RIP Ron Banks

Here is a news report I missed while not blogging regularly. More HERE

Ok, I must have missed this one, years ago.LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Luther Ingram, the R&B singer/songwriter best known for his passionate turn on the 1972 hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right," has died. He was 69.

Ingram succumbed to kidney disease in St. Louis Monday. He had undergone a kidney transplant several years ago.

Born in Jackson, Tenn., Ingram moved to New York in 1966 to record with producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Relocating to Memphis two years later, Ingram began scoring a string of hits on the Koko label. The label was owned by producer Johnny Baylor and distributed by Stax, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Ingram became one of Stax's chart mainstays. Notching his first top 10 R&B hit in 1970, "Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)," he enjoyed his biggest showing (No. 1 R&B; No. 3 pop) with "(If Loving You Is Wrong)..."

Subsequent R&B hits include "Ill Be Your Shelter (In Time of Storm)" and "Always." Ingram, who also wrote the Staple Singers' "Respect Yourself" with Sir Mack Rice, later recorded for Profile in the mid-1980s. More HERE

Belated RIP

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