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Mel & Tim

Chicago soul duo Mel & Tim were cousins -- Mel Hardin and Tim McPherson -- who actually hailed from Holly Springs, MS, and made their way to Chicago via St. Louis. They were discovered by Gene Chandler and signed to his Bamboo label in 1969, when they scored a Top Ten pop and R&B single with the good-humored classic "Backfield in Motion." The follow-up, "Good Guys Only Win in the Movies," supplied the title for their first album and hit the R&B Top 20 later that year. Mel & Tim subsequently moved to Stax, where they landed a second Top Five R&B smash with the ballad "Starting All Over Again" (also the title track of their second album). Mel & Tim performed at the late-1972 charity concert Wattstax and were featured in the documentary film of the same name, singing "I May Not Be What You Want." Their self-titled final album appeared in 1973, after which the cousins faded away from the music scene. ~ Steve Huey
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sking4216
I am the baby sister of Tim, first cousin to Mel. Their legend lives on in our family. Tim is deceased, but his Spirit continue to live on throughout his siblings, children and grandchildre n .
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why is there such a fear about this great tune or some gay reference this is a wonderful group and song. relax my friend
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loved it then and now as well!
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one of the greats
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Somethings Wrong,Check- I t Out
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good one!
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LOVE MUSIC
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beek404
I am very happy to say I know the entire family from St.Louis.
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Proud to say im the granddaughte r of Tim McPherson love that I have some.history
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jaco1mingus
This bass player is serious business.
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that was back in the day day' nobody back then was into that gay-love s**t' not like that' real men perform then' not tis straight-up bullshit now
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That cover scares me, like they're about to kiss or somethin?! But anyways, They make good songs, so big ups to them!
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Proud to say that the background trumpet player hitting the high notes on Backfield in Motion was my eldest brother who recorded with Mel & Tim while stationed in Illinois while in the Air Force. He has since passed away, but everytime I hear this song my heart fills with pride.
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i have been searching for this artist and song for a long time after finding my high school sweetheart.t h i s is our song, and i also love Clarence Carter

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