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Easier Said Than Done / A Walkin' Miracle
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The idea to form a group began with U.S. Marines Walter Vickers of New Brunswick, New Jersey and Gary, Indiana's Rodney Taylor while serving on Okinawa, and when they returned to Camp Lejeune they recruited New York City-born Rudolph Johnson, Princeton, New Jersey's Billy Hill and female vocalist Anita Humes from Harrisburg, Pa. Their demo of Easier Said Than Done, a tune written by William Linton and Larry Huff, led to a contract with Roulette, and by July 1963 they and the label had a smash # 1 on both the Billboard Pop Hot 100 and R&B charts as Roulette 4494 b/w Are You Going My Way? Contributing to the widespread appeal was the staccato-like delivery which, it was claimed, emulated the loud cacophony caused by the many teletype machines all pounding away at once in the Camp Lejeune communications centre.Read more ›
The heart of The Essex, Anita Humes, passed away in June 2010.
Rest in peace, Anita, knowing that your voice and the music you gave us live on!
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My thanks to Amazon and the seller for this awesome incredible audio cd,I loved listening to this, I had played it over and over made me so very happy. My thanks again.Published 2 months ago by Angelo Pardi
One of the best from the Marine Corps during VietnamPublished 15 months ago by Danny A. DeLaughter Sr
Brand New! Meets my expectations! Anita Humes hits the notes perfectly! What a voice!Published 17 months ago by Robert J. Snow