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phunkdaddy

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And The Band Plays On: The Life Story Of Larry Dodson Of The Bar-Kays

Larry Dodson has a new book out now detailing his life with the band, drug and personal problems, interactions and friendships with fellow industry stars, and what led

to his decision to retire from the band as lead singer after 47 years.

It's a very good read. I ordered the book directly from the band's website and saved

7 dollars as opposed to ordering from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Larry D autographed my

copy. Even though Larry is hanging it up in December the band will continue to tour in 2018 with

a new lead singer handpicked by him and James Alexander and Larry will still be involved with the band behind the scenes.

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Reply #1 posted 10/05/17 5:19am

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interesting hmmm

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Reply #2 posted 10/05/17 6:26am

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Incredibly versatile as well as overlooked and unappreciated vocalist.

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Reply #3 posted 10/09/17 6:26pm

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This book was a quick read, I like that Larry admitted that the producer, Allen Jones, had them mimic some of those hits for they're own cuts. I knew I was hearing an EWF, Commodores influence on those late 70's cuts and Rick James, Midnight Star influence of some of those 80's cuts.

Overall it was a good bio, Bar-Kays and funk fans should give it a read!

[Edited 10/9/17 18:27pm]

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Abdul said:

This book was a quick read, I like that Larry admitted that the producer, Allen Jones, had them mimic some of those hits for they're own cuts. I knew I was hearing an EWF, Commodores influence on those late 70's cuts and Rick James, Midnight Star influence of some of those 80's cuts.




Overall it was a good bio, Bar-Kays and funk fans should give it a read!

[Edited 10/9/17 18:27pm]



Yeah and it frustrated the band. I don't want to give too many details away for those whose want to read for themselves but there was one other very interesting tidbit about Allen Jones that I didn't know. There's also interesting tidbits about their fellow industry mates and what Satch of the Ohio Players tried to get the Barkays to do. lol
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gonna have to check this one out hmmm

any mention about their tour with P-Funk?

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HuMpThAnG said:

gonna have to check this one out hmmm



any mention about their tour with P-Funk?




Most definitely.
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phunkdaddy said:

HuMpThAnG said:

gonna have to check this one out hmmm

any mention about their tour with P-Funk?

Most definitely.

cool

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Reply #8 posted 10/11/17 6:53am

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Abdul said:

This book was a quick read, I like that Larry admitted that the producer, Allen Jones, had them mimic some of those hits for they're own cuts. I knew I was hearing an EWF, Commodores influence on those late 70's cuts and Rick James, Midnight Star influence of some of those 80's cuts.

Overall it was a good bio, Bar-Kays and funk fans should give it a read!

[Edited 10/9/17 18:27pm]

They had a song out in the 80s called "Banging The Walls" which was the best Prince cut Prince never produced.

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Reply #9 posted 10/11/17 7:48am

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cool

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Reply #10 posted 10/12/17 10:42pm

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"Where's the grease head that said funk was dead?"


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