Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Lost Gem: Carolyn Crawford will be "Here for You"

Caroline Crawford's career started by recording for Motown in the 60's. Smokey Robinson wrote a minor R&B hit for her with ''My Smile Is Just a Frown (Turned Upside Down)," but after three singles her contract was not renewed. Her next recording project was as part of the group Hodges, James, Smith and Crawford, but after two single releases, she left the group. Carolyn later joined the Detroit group Chapter 8 (before Anita Baker), but left after a short time to start her solo career up again in 1976. She was the featured vocalist on several of Hamilton Bohannon's singles and six of his albums, including his biggest US single hit "Let's Start the Dance" & also "Me and the Gang." She also recorded for Philadelphia International records in 1975. Bohannon produced her first two solo albums. ''I'll Be Here For You'' was included on her second 1979 solo album, Nice And Soulful'. The title of the album really describes this track, which is our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem. Check it out below and tell us what you think! 

By Gary Van den Bussche 

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