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Wade Flemons

Best remembered for the series of singles he recorded for the legendary R&B imprint Vee-Jay, singer Wade Flemons was born September 25, 1940, in Coffeyville, KS, and raised in nearby Wichita. After the Flemons family moved to Battle Creek, MI, in 1940, he formed a vocal group dubbed the Newcomers. Although he signed to Vee-Jay in 1958 as a solo act, his self-penned debut single, "Here I Stand," was nevertheless attributed to Wade Flemons & the Newcomers, cracking the Top 20 on the national R&B charts. The Newcomers were no more by the time of the follow-up, 1959's "Hold Me Close"; two more singles appeared that year -- "Slow Motion" and "Goodnight, It's Time to Go" -- neither of them hits. However, in 1960 Flemons returned to the charts with his biggest hit, "Easy Lovin'," which reached the R&B Top Ten; its B-side, "Woops Now," was also a significant hit in scattered regions of the country. A self-titled LP preceded his next single, "Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby," and in 1961 Flemons returned to the charts one final time with a reading of the Percy Mayfield hit "Please Send Me Someone to Love," which squeaked into the R&B Top 20.

Two 1962 efforts, "Half a Love" and "Ain't These Tears," failed to ignite, and the year following he issued just one new single, "That Time of Year." Fellow Vee-Jay act the Four Seasons contributed backing vocals to 1964's "Watch Over Her," but not even their Midas touch could launch the record into the charts, and after one final single, 1965's "Where Did You Go Last Night," the label terminated Flemons' contract. Flemons resurfaced two years later on the tiny Ramsel label with "Jeanette," quickly followed by "Two of a Kind." He went on to co-write the Dells' 1968 hit "Stay in My Corner," around that same time joining Vee-Jay session vocalist Maurice White in the Salty Peppers for their debut single, "La, La, La"; in 1969 the group signed to Capitol for "La La Time," and after one subsequent effort, "Your Love Is Life," evolved into Earth, Wind & Fire. Flemons contributed vocals, vibes, and electric piano to the group until 1973, when he and several bandmates were dismissed by White. Flemons' subsequent musical pursuits, if any, remain unknown; he died of cancer in Battle Creek on October 13, 1993. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection

Disc 1

2. Baby, It's You

3. Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight

4. Ain't Times Hard

5. You Don't Have To Go

6. Blue Evening

7. I Wish You Would

8. At My Front Door

9. Hurt My Feelings

10. Bad Boy

11. Somewhere To Lay My Head

13. Fool's Prayer

14. Oop De Oop

15. I'll Be Forever Loving You

16. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby

18. Up On The Mountain

19. Big Town Playboy

20. Rock 'n' Roll Mama

21. Oh What A Nite

Disc 2

1. Dimples

2. The Telephone Is Ringing

3. Judgment Day

4. Uncloudy Day

6. Mother's Son

8. Honest I Do

9. Farther Along

10. You Can Make It If You Try

11. It Hurts Me Too

14. Blues Get Off My Shoulder

15. For Your Precious Love

16. Pigtails And Blue Jeans

17. I Love You Honey

18. Leave You In The Hands Of The Lord

19. Nobody But You

20. Shombalor

21. Crying For My Baby

Disc 3

1. Mary Don't You Weep

2. Steppin' Out

3. Just A Little Bit

5. Will You Ever Be Mine

6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

7. Easy Lovin'

8. No Shoes

9. Oh Baby

10. He Will Break Your Heart

11. Exodus

12. Big Boss Man

13. Raindrops

14. Every Beat Of My Heart

15. Old Ship Of Zion

16. Bright Lights, Big City

17. Nite Owl

18. Duke Of Earl

19. Real Gone Mama

21. Boom Boom

Disc 4

1. I'm A Woman

2. Make It Easy On Yourself

3. Sherry

4. Rainbow

7. Body Surf

8. You're No Good

10. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)

11. Steal Away

12. Have I The Right

13. Let It Be Me

14. Bring Your Lovin'

15. Getting Mighty Crowded

16. Walk Around Heaven All Day

17. Tainted Love

18. Billy's Bag

19. Stay In My Corner

20. Oo Wee Baby, I Love You

21. Let's Do It Over

22. I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me

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