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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The Mask Man & The Agents with Hampton's Band- I Wouldn't Come Back - Loop

60s SoulPosted by admin Tue, June 07, 2011 07:56:07
Harmon Bethea (The Mask Man) and his Agents; Tyrone Gray, Johnny Hood and Paul Williams had previously been known as doo-wop outfit The Cap-Tans or L'Captans. The group recorded for a number of labels throughout the 50s and early 60s without having any real success. Bethea then decided to add to their show a gimmick, a "Lone Ranger" type mask and re-appear as his alter ego: The Mask Man. He also renamed the group to the Agents, and this new outfit (same members) released their first recording in 1964 on Gama records. Including both comedy and social commentary into their act, the group finally had some hits with the 1968 "One Eye Open" and the year after with "My Woman, My Dog, My Cat", both recorded for Dynamo records in N.Y.C. This release is from 1966 and a local New York label, but the track was later released on Musicor as well. Harmon Bethea passed in 2009 but will be fondly remembered not only for his great music, but also for his staying power and commitment: he doubled his day job in the army with a dream for musical success for almost 50 years. Enjoy!


"I Wouldn't Come Back"

Ps For more info on The Mask Man and his Agents: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/09/AR2010010902146.html

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Posted by Calvin C Ruffin Jr. Sat, March 23, 2013 06:29:54

Yes my name is Calvin C Ruffin Jr. the son of Calvin hound dog Ruffin singer and piano player I to am an agent of the maskman I pull in, in 1977 by my cousin Paul Ruffin also an agent, we recorded two sung in DC call that's your roots and don't play a game also in the 1990's we were suppose, to do a show at the Lincoln Theater open act for marva staple which I did lead singing if you more info. You can reach me at 301-379-9923 in MD.

Posted by Holly Sun, June 12, 2011 22:45:54

Love the Mask Man - thank you!