UPS AND DOWNS * THE SWANEE QUINTET * CREED 5228 * USA
I've had my share of Ups And Downs Charlie Barnwell, Rufus Washington and William Crawford formed the core of the group way back in 1944, after which they were joined by James Anderson and Rubin Willingham. Over the years only two other names have been associated with The Swanee Quintet: Johnny Jones and Percy Griffin; and this is a great slice of deep Soul from the Quintet.
The story goes that a shoe shine boy, named James Brown, who had a pitch outside of the radio station where The Swanee Quintet broadcast from each week, was well looked after by the group, and many years later it was the quintet who were well treated by that same James Brown who had them open his sell out shows.
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