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Jimmy Hughes

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Jimmy Hughes (born 25th April 1935, Leighton, Alabama, U.S.A.) established producer Rick Hall’s fledgling Fame studio as an R&B mecca with his 1964 blues ballad “Steal Away.” The ex-gospel singer hooked up with Hall in 1962 but it wasn’t until the explosive “Steal Away” was issued on the Fame label that his career took off. With an intense, crying vocal style that was perfect for deep soul ballads, Hughes scored with the pleading “Why Not Tonight” in 1967, although the untypically uptempo “Neighbor, Neighbor” proved another giant hit. Hughes broke away from Hall and recorded an album for Volt before retiring from performing in the mid-’70s.

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  • marjo47

    Fantastic voice and the real Soul.

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • IamFlood

    His albums are definitely worth checking out.

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Yonder

    He deserves so much more attention. Stunning vocalist.

    11 Jul 2009 Reply