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Raymond Coats LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW with LadyJaz on KLJN 107.7 - June 23

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If you’ve ever seen Raymond Coats' West Coast Groove Band perform, you know what a high- drive artist he is. But ask him to talk about his career and the sociable, magnetic musician-songwriter becomes noticeably uncomfortable and gracelessly quiet.
The humble vocalist Coats, a consistent entertainer who has maintained an amazing ability to perform throughout his solo career which began in 1974. 
One of those memorable moments for Coats occurred twenty years ago at a Forty Niners game when walking up the ramp at half-time and singing one of his originals when he was stopped by Bill Withers  who became a friend and confidant with whom he recorded in his studio.
 The two were a hit from the beginning. One of the tracks that came from this collaboration, “Special Love For me” came at a time when Bill, already a solo recording artist, and Coats was being propelled from being a first-call sideman to an in-demand solo artist.