Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

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The Olympics - Girl, You´re My Kind Of People - Warner Brothers

70s SoulPosted by Martin Tue, November 03, 2009 18:25:25

A Los Angeles group, The Olympics had a long a fruitful career stretching over five decades (they´re still active today) and had releases on over 10 different labels. Originally known as Walter Ward & The Challengers, the group consisted of Walter Ward, Eddie Lewis, Charles Fizer, Melvin King and Walter Hammond. At the beginning of their career the group recorded mainly novelty type songs, much in the same vein as the Coasters did at the time. When they moved to the Loma label in 1965, things get a bit more interesting, soul music wise at least. They had three singles out on Loma before moving to L.A.´s Mirwood imprint, were they continued to set dancefloors alight with a string of uptempo soul numbers, perhaps most notably "Mine Exclusively" and "Baby Do The Philly Dog". By the time of this release, 1970, the line-up had changed. Still there from the original members were Walter Ward, Eddie Lewis, and Walter Hammond. Fizer was killed in the Watts riot in 1965 and King had left the group the year after. Fizer was replaced by Julius "Mack Starr" McMichael . Kenny Sinclair also joined the group in 1970, but I´m not sure if he is on this record. Taken at a slightly slower pace than their manic sixties recordings, this sound just right for today. Enjoy!

"Girl, You´re My Kind Of People"

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Posted by dusties1 Tue, November 10, 2009 20:52:46

I spotted an error in your description you might want to fix. The correct name of the person who joined the group in 1970 is Kenny Sinclair who was in the groups The Six Teens, The Elgins, The Bagdads among others.

I'm friends with his widow and maybe she might know if he's on the record. Let me know if you want me to find out.
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