Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

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Soultreats is Soulville U-A´s music blog. It´s updated several times a week with a new soulful record. It is our chance to spotlight the artists and record labels that made the music but rarely the charts.
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Garnett Mimms & The Enchanters - A Quiet Place - United Artists

60s SoulPosted by Martin Thu, May 06, 2010 10:42:49

Although Garnett Mimms was born in West Virginia he spent most of his childhood in Philadelhia where he got involved with music through different local gospel groups. After a stint in the military Mimms returned to the City of Brotherly Love and formed a doo-wop group called The Gainors in 1958. Even though The Gainors recorded frequently they failed to get a breakout hit and Mimms decided to leave to form a new group, The Enchanters in the early 60s. Mimms & The Enchanters went to New York to look for a fresh start and the group; Sam Bell, Charles Boyer & Zola Pearnell together with Mimms as their lead singer, got a recording contract with United Artists which released their first 45 ” Cry Baby” in 1963. That proved to be their biggest hit. Several great singles followed on the United Artists logo in ´63, ´64 and ´65 including thyis great 1964 offering, but none managed to repeat the success of their first recording. Mimms decided to go solo in 1965 to record for United Artists as well as its subsidary Veep and the Verve and GNP labels. Garnett Mimms came full circle when he after his late 1970s released his final recordings and went back to the church as a born again christian. Enjoy!

"A Quiet Place"

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