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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:50 PM
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Need some help here. Back in the 1980's there was a white
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 04:55 PM by rzemanfl
male singer with the blackest sounding vocal delivery I ever heard from a white guy. He had about three fairly popular songs. The video for one of them had (his?) head coming out of suitcases and other things. How's this for bad CRS? It is making me crazy. Anyway, I sure would appreciate this artist's name or the name of one of his songs.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:03 PM
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1. Benny Mardones
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:09 PM by samplegirl
Into the night.

Not sure if this is who you are thinking of.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:31 PM
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4. Not the guy I am thinking of. Thanks though. n/t
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:09 PM
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2. I don't know about videos
but I do remember that Rick Astley ("Never Gonna Give You Up") had that description applied to him.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:25 PM
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3. Nope. Thanks though.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:40 PM
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5. Rick Astley?
Skinny little white boy who sounded like a big black man..... great voice, but you just couldn't believe it was coming out of that scrawny little body.

Khash.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:43 PM
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6. No, not him, but thanks. I hate having CRS. I can picture the
video with the heads popping up all over but not the tune or the man. Driving me nuts. I have been going through the Billboard Top 100 Lists for the 1980's looking for a clue. I am sure I will recognize the name instantly when someone knocks the cobwebs out of my head.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:46 PM
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7. Well, the video you describe
sounds like Peter Gabriel but the rest of the description doesn't fit.

Sorry, I tried.

Khash.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:03 PM
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8. Dave Wakeling from English Beat?
If not the rest of them, that's about all I can think of about white guys with black vocal delivery . . .
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:09 PM
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9. Was it Grayson Hugh?
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 06:13 PM by CBHagman
At least I think that was the name of the artist. He had a hit with "Can't We Talk It Over in Bed." In fact, I suspect I still have the single of that packed away in the closet or something.

On edit: Here is a link, for what it's worth.

http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/hugh_grayson/artist.jhtml
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:47 PM
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10. THANK YOU! God, I hate getting old. The syllables of the name
were all in my head but wouldn't come together!
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:57 PM
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11. That keeps coming over me, too.
The other night I actually got out of bed to look up something I had forgotten. The tip of the tongue syndrome is happening to me more and more. Maybe it's time to take a class or do more crossword puzzles or something.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:31 PM
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12. How old are you? It seems to hit about nine or ten years after
you need reading glasses.
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