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The Persuaders

This group made a pair of marvelous heartache ballads in 1971, but have the unfortunate legacy of having their finest cuts turned into pop hits via covers. Lead singer Douglas Scott, whose nickname appropriately was "Smokey," Willie Holland, James Barnes, and Charles Stodghill formed in New York in 1969. They signed with Atlantic in the early '70s and had their lone R&B chart-topper in 1971, the shattering classic "Thin Line Between Love & Hate." It was also their only gold single. The follow-up was nearly as strong; "Love's Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out)" reached number eight on the R&B charts, but had no crossover appeal. They continued on Win & Lose until 1973, then moved to Atco, where "Some Guys Have All the Luck" was a number seven R&B single in 1973. It was their final hit, though they kept recording until the late '70s, doing their last session for Calla. Besides the Pretenders re-doing "Thin Line Between Love & Hate," Rod Stewart had a Top Ten pop hit with his version of "Some Guys Have All the Luck" in 1984. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi
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Men need to really listen to the words to the song
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Love it all, Oldies but goodies fan...YESSSS !!!! SHELL1965
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Yes it truly is. Treat people the way you want to be treated
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It is........
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Im from newport news Virginia the persuaders was one of the great groups that came from here u go bad news va!!!
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WE ALL KNOW THIS SONG AND THATS WHAT COUNTS.....T H A T S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS
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My jam! You are so correct msinglet58! Why do black artists have to always cross over, to be successful? They sell millions in the black community and that is enough! I was a young teen when this came out! Memories!
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Thus song never needed any cross over appeal what so ever to be classic hit.
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Thin line between love and hate...oh so true
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True real love
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This song goes out 2 my x u know who u were but still like this song
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THAT'S MY SONG!
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Bad a** song. I love these oldies...
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The. Best. Miss. Those. Days.,.,..,t h a t ' s when.,,,,mus i c . Meant. Something. And. Had. Meaning....
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Loving The Persuaders
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I love this group. ������������
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This the tipe of music u set back and think about the good old days shiten me??
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I love old Skool music
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Love those oldies, thats when singing was singing and the words meant something. Persuaders, where are you? Love that song'it's a thin line" thank you Pandora for keeping old school classics alive.♥♥♥
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Just don't cheat on your girl and you won't have to worry about... being in the hospital, head to toe ha
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true message...be t t e r listen
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Bobbie and Richard Poindexter wrote this song. They are my uncles! they are awesome look them up on Wikipedia.
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gcmala4
LosoldiesHWD
Verizon the streets of northern California in the late 70s early 80s
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Quevo!!! Pinchi rolona,Que andas asiendo with these jams"...
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This may be late "come go with me was a group called Pockets"
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1621jas1
The words to this song are so true.
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Y'ALL MEN BETTER LISTEN TO DIS JAM REALLLLL GOOD!!!
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Wiki about the artist

http://en.m. w i k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / T h e _ P e r s u a d e r s _ ( R % 2 6 B _ g r o u p )
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I INTERVIEWD THEM. IT'S ON YOUTUBE! SALIMA SPEAKS DELFONICS! I LOVE THEM! PEACE.
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I saw them in concert Bloodstone,B l u e Magic,The Delfonics,Ed d i e Holman,The Floaters,Sly , S l i c k , a n d Wicked and others OMG!!
So much fun at Art Laboe Valentine Love Jam!!!
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bizandlucky
No biography for the Persuaders? I know this song from the Pretenders.. . would like to know more about the Persuaders and other tunes they did that I might like!
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butchf63
Artists like this are a thing of the past. Meat suits and drug dealer/cop killer mumblings are all that sells anymore. It has nothing to do with color or race. Spears coudnt record a note with out total electronic voice manipulation . Heart tugging, true musically talented expression is of no value in todays market.
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I'm new to Pandora and I'm finding there is much they don't have. It might just have to do with the cost of royalties. Maybe they can afford certain songs and not others or they are going to pick the very popular ones and not the lesser known hardcore fan favorites. I was looking for The Persuaders - Some Guys Have All The Luck. No dice.
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someone tell me why the only Persuaders song the genome plays is thin line between love and hate?
Why no Bad Bold and Beautiful Girls or Peace in the Valley of Love or Some Guys have all the luck?
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I believe your talking about the Staple Singers 'If your ready come go with me'
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Does anyone know the artist or the correct title to" Come go with me..or Everybody go with me? /its i fast jam.
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Does anyone know the name of an oldie that starts with the sound of rain/ it's a slow jam.

...In The Rain by The Dramatics
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Anyone every heard of a song named Moving Day?, forgot artist.
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in the rain/ maybe by the dramatics
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Does anyone know the name of an oldie that starts with the sound of rain/ it's a slow jam.
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I agree with the people with their (comments). I don't think I will ever hear music like that again. The early and mid 70's will never be forgotten. We will never see those years again, and we won't hear music like that again... If you need to find your music, songs, groups etc. Pandora put's it out there! : )
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ladyinred112
You are doing a great job of playing all the hard to find music they don't make them like this any more The brothers use to saaang. Keep up the good work I'm enjoying every song you play.
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I've been searching for this group for years and i finally found them .
these guys are the bomb!
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great times beautiful music real music by real singers the 70's no joke
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Now this song takes me back, this was a great time for music. Love this song!
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This is the real deal....that when men knew how to sing about what they experience at that moment. The guys in those times had respect about what the preceived to know what love really meant to them. The ladies had respect for a song and it spoke what on what they couldn't say themselves. Now tell me how the time has changed in our music industry.
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WOW, it has been a long since I've heard "Thin Line Between Love & Hate, Thx
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now this is real music people feel me

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