Thursday, February 25, 2016

CHRC and City Council Honors King Records Artists for Black History Month

CHRC and Councilmember Yvette Simpson closed out celebrating Black History Month with “Local Legends Lunch & Learn Series II honoring King Records”, Wednesday, February 24th, along with six of its recording artists. 

Each of the artists gave a brief explanation of how they came to be at King Records and City Council honored each artist with a Resolution: 
  • Funk genre pioneer Bootsy Collins, who recorded with the late James Brown in his backup band known as the "Original J.B.'s
  • James “Jimmy” Railey, one of the original Famous Flame
  • James Brown’s original backup singers; sisters Geneva Kinard Woode and Denise Kinard Crawley, The Sisters of Righteous, who sang backup for James Brown and Vicky Anderson    
  • Otis Williams, a producer and Otis Williams & The Charms and   
  • Phillip Paul, a jazz and studio drummer.  


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