JOE QUARTERMAN

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Joe Quarterman was an unfairly overlooked funk and soul singer influenced by -- but not imitative of -- James Brown. Honing his chops in church choirs and various vocal groups, Quarterman earned the nickname "Sir" in high school while singing with a group called the Knights; he subsequently joined up with a female backing quartet as Sir Joe & the Maidens and cut a few records during the early '60s. Quarterman went on to play trumpet in the El Corols (aka the Magnificent Seven), whose highest-profile gig came as Garnet Mimms' backing band. In 1970, after playing jazz with the Orlando Smith Quintet, he formed a backing group called Free Soul, which featured lead guitarist George "Jackie" Lee, jazz-trained guitarist Willie Parker, fretless bassist Gregory Hammonds, keyboardist Karissa Freeman, drummer Charles Steptoe, and horn player Leon Rogers. Their first single, "(I Got) So Much Trouble in My Mind," was also read more...
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JOE QUARTERMAN Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
Funk 1973
JOE QUARTERMAN They Want Funky Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
They Want Funky Music
Funk 2002

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JOE QUARTERMAN How High - Rare Takes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How High - Rare Takes
Funk 1994
JOE QUARTERMAN Golden Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Classics
Funk 1995
JOE QUARTERMAN Alive N Well album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive N Well
Funk 2014

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