|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul northern soul singer-songwriter|
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1945, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. One of only a handful of artists who remains a superb performer in his own right, and a writer of high-quality soul songs for many others, in the same way as the diverse, but equally talented, George Jackson, Frank O (Johnson), Ashford And Simpson, Joshie Jo Armstead, Isaac Hayes, Eddie Hinton and Dees long-standing friend Frederick Knight. After winning a song contest at the age of nine, Dees formed a group, the Bossanovians. Later, he travelled widely, and was 23 years old before he made his first recording in 1968 for Shelby Singletons SSS-International label. Recorded in Nashville, and produced by William Crump, I Need You Girl was a somewhat dated ballad, but Lonely For You Baby was a strong mid-paced slice of southern-soul. In 1969 Dees moved on to Bob Groves studio in Birmingham for the tough, self-penned Dont Keep Me Hanging On, coupled with the Marlin...