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« on: March 07, 2017, 07:15:53 AM »

https://warrenludskimusicscene.wordpress.com/interviews-3/the-flames-burn-brightly-50-years-on-thanks-to-for-your-precious-love/

From a site called "Music Legends Of Cape Town", this is a great article and interview about a Flame song (called The Flames in the article) which just topped a Valentines Day poll decades after its release, and gives a lot of great background and insight into Blondie's early days with the band in South Africa. This was shared by Blondie on Facebook - definitely worth a read.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »

Thanks for the link. That's interesting stuff. Crazy (but not surprising) the amount of racial discrimination that Blondie and the other Flame members had to endure. I wonder what it's like for Blondie to know that the brand name of a band of his is associated with a politician who is down with racial discrimination  Undecided It must be... odd.

I have consistently seen the band name inconsistently spelled as "The Flame" and/or "The Flames", and this drives me nuts! What's the right name?

Also - amazing that Ricky was only 10 when he joined the band The Flame(s). He beat out David Marks by almost 33% for being the youngest BB member to have been in a professional band. What an experience that must have been. Almost Little Ricky Ricardo style for Fataar.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 03:08:16 PM »

He was going on 20 when he joined the BB.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 03:17:57 PM »

He was going on 20 when he joined the BB.

Sorry, I clarified my wording in my above post. I meant he was 10 when he joined The Flame(s), according to the article. Even though he and David have never shared a stage (have they?), they'd at least have that in common of having been SUPER young and in a famous band - and right around the same time, in the very early '60s too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 03:38:33 PM »

Yeah, I know what you meant, was just expressing my amazement! He was already a 10 year veteran by that point...
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 03:40:22 PM »

Yeah, I know what you meant, was just expressing my amazement! He was already a 10 year veteran by that point...

Oh, got it Smiley The interwebs make it hard to understand sometimes, my bad. And yeah - that is CRAZY. Ricky was the first BB member to be able to say (as a then-current BB member) that he'd already been in the music biz half his life, and like you said, that was in '72 right when he joined The BBs.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 04:59:59 PM »

thankyou for the link, interesting read.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 05:43:44 PM »

Is any of their music available digitally besides the album Carl produced?
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 08:20:15 PM »

https://warrenludskimusicscene.wordpress.com/interviews-3/the-flames-burn-brightly-50-years-on-thanks-to-for-your-precious-love/

From a site called "Music Legends Of Cape Town", this is a great article and interview about a Flame song (called The Flames in the article) which just topped a Valentines Day poll decades after its release, and gives a lot of great background and insight into Blondie's early days with the band in South Africa. This was shared by Blondie on Facebook - definitely worth a read.

My favorite version of this song is by the great Garnett Mimms:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ISDWz_bCXsQ

If you like this listen to some of his other stuff, you won't be disappointed.

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 10:06:52 AM »


My favorite version of this song is by the great Garnett Mimms:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ISDWz_bCXsQ

If you like this listen to some of his other stuff, you won't be disappointed.

EoL

...& The Enchanters. Yes indeed. This is the definitive version of "Cry Baby", with all due respect to Janis:

https://youtu.be/CMs-NcuTJSg

Good call, EoL. :=)
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 10:57:27 AM »


My favorite version of this song is by the great Garnett Mimms:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ISDWz_bCXsQ

If you like this listen to some of his other stuff, you won't be disappointed.

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...& The Enchanters. Yes indeed. This is the definitive version of "Cry Baby", with all due respect to Janis:

https://youtu.be/CMs-NcuTJSg

Good call, EoL. :=)

Agreed!  He has some really soulful, moving stuff.

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