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Peaches & Herb & Jazz Impresario Russel Blake

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In the mid-Sixties Peaches & Herb were "The Sweethearts Of Soul," chart-bound contemporaries of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and many other blessed musical pairings.  By the mid-Seventies, the duo had reinvented itself; one moment disco darlings, the next heart-and-soul honeys.

The duo's career began in earnest in the mid-‘60s. 

Herb was teamed with Francine Barker, a member of vocal trio The Sweet Things. As Peaches & Herb their first singles for the label failed, until radio d.j.s flipped the duo's very first release, "We're In This Thing Together," and found "Let's Fall In Love" in late 1966. Follow up tunes like "Close Your Eyes" and "For Your Love" were crossover dreams but Herb was less than satisfied. "We never reached the ultimate in success," he later confided in an interview with Britain's Blues & Soul magazine."
SECOND HOUR MR. RUSSEL BLAKE DEBUT NEW ALBUM (FIERCE SOLITUDE )
As an educator, Mr. Blake has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Bass Studies at five universities across the country. He is the creator of “The Universal Language Music History & Cultural Program” of which Mr. Blake has taught to a variety of audiences from elementary through high school, colleges and universities, Senior Centers, Prisons, Hospitals, Military Installations, and Art Galleries about the history of Music.

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