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1) Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long (May 20, 1940 – June 29, 1969) was an African-American soul singer, songwriter, and record producer for Motown's Soul Records imprint. He was a native of Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

Long came to Motown in 1963 from the Tri-Phi/Harvey label, owned by Berry Gordy, Jr.'s sister, Gwen, and her husband, Harvey Fuqua. His first release, 1964's "Devil With The Blue Dress" was the first recording issued on Motown's Soul label, a subsidiary designed for… read more

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  • Avatar for same_K
    Shorty the rapper is raw
  • Avatar for ilsonowl
    Sweet. Great soul find. http://www.matthenshaw.com
  • Avatar for villahertsman
    The very underated motown artist-'Chantilly Lace'- so hard to find, but worth the hunt to locate 'last.fm' !!
  • Avatar for vxt22
    Chickenboxer and American Novelty are by a different Shorty Long altogether.
  • Avatar for Old_Bull_Lee
    90 days! 30 days for boogaloo, 30 days to learn how to shing-a-ling, and 30 more for the Afro twist! Can't dance!? What is this!?

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