Jimmy James & The Vagabonds

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Jimmy James & The Vagabonds - Come To Me Softly Come To Me Softly
Soul Used - LP SD 33-222 Atco
Rare 1968 Purple & Tan Label Stereo Original With Shrink-Wrap Still Intact. LP Appears Unplayed. Tiny Cut Out Hole. During The Mid- To Late '60s, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Towered Among The Most Popular Soul Acts On The British Club And College Circuit. Though Rivaled Only By Label-Mate Geno Washington & His Ram Jam Band In The Hearts And Minds Of The London Cognoscenti, The Group's Sellout Performances Nevertheless Failed To Translate Into Strong Record Sales, And Commercial Success Would Remain Elusive Until The Rise Of Disco A Decade Later. Under The Wing Of Original Who Manager Pete Meaden, The Vagabonds Emerged As One Of The Hottest Live Acts In The U.K., Renowned For Both James' Gritty, Powerful Vocals And The Colorful Antics Of His Foil Miller, The Latter A Born Crowd-Pleaser. With The Release Of The 1968 LP Open Up Your Soul, James & The Vagabonds Finally Scored A U.K. Chart Hit With Their Cover Of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine," At The Time One Of The Singer/Songwriter's More Middling Hits -- James' Cover Spent Two Months On The British Charts, Peaking At Number 36. The Group Also Scored A U.S. Hit When In 1968 Its Re-Recorded Version Of James' Early Solo Hit "Come To Me Softly" -- A B-Side In Britain -- Appeared As An Atco Label Single And Entered The Billboard Hot 100.... more details
 

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