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Under The Moon (The Moon Of Love)
Squash It
Cut You A-loose
Hey! Sexy Lady!
P-Funk
Welcome Home (My Golden Lady)
So Upset (Look What You're Doing To Me
Tell Me So (Re-Mix)
You Gave Me Wings (The Wings of Love)
Under The Moon (The Moon of Love) (Re-Mix)
For Self Respect and Fair Play
Playaz Blues
 

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RUFUS WONDER: The Radiant One

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Rufus Wonder
The Radiant One

Rufus Wonder...
released his new CD album entitled "The Radiant One" on Oh! O'Star Records. This CD brings all his new songs together. From The Radiant One to Hey! Sexy Lady!

This CD is solid soul.
 

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RUFUS WONDER: Tell Me so
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Rufus Wonder
Tell Me so


This Special Edition CD album entitled "Tell Me So" on Oh! O'Star Records. The album "Tell Me So" is a blend of his soul, and R & B classics and some of his latest releases. Hear what everyone is talking about.

"Bridging the Gap Between The Old and The Young"

Rufus Wonder

 

Rufus mp3 tunes

 

 

“Under The Moon”

Produced by: Rufus Wonder, Herman Davis,  and Frank I. [Sugar Chile] Robinson

Rufus Wonder’s Personal Manager, Herman Davis

 

As song by: Rufus Wonder & The Additions. Background vocals…

Horace Parker, Carl Johnson, Lionel Brown, and Kenneth Wright.

 

 

“So Upset”

Produced by: Rufus Wonder, Herman Davis,  and Frank I. [Sugar Chile] Robinson

Rufus Wonder’s Personal Manager, Herman Davis

 

As song by: Rufus Wonder & The Additions. Background vocals…

Horace Parker, Carl Johnson, Lionel Brown, and Kenneth Wright.

 

 
 

BIO

 

 



Rufus Wonder, The man that never stops working. At Jam'G Productions Studio near Lake Merritt of downtown Oakland CA. The Legendary Bay area Vocalist Rufus Wonder and Oakland Producer/ Musician Jam'G (Jimmy Tall ) collaborate on soundtracks for Rufus next CD. Project. Which will be filled with hot vocals, funky dance tunes and love ballets that will make the ladies, cry for more.
 

Crescent Diamond, of Diamond Edge Media, her film production company photographed these pictures.

We shot the video out at Youth Uprising (a community center for youth) in East Oakland right next to Castlemont High School.


 

 
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Born in Bossier City, Louisiana Rufus Wonder, lived with his father Rufus Harris, and mother Louise [Breckenridge] Harris, until he was three months old. Rufus, was born Arthur Lee Harris, or Mathew Breckenridge, depending on what side of the family you were on!

After graduating from Theodore Roosevelt high school in, Fresno, California He named himself Rufus using his fatherís first name, and Wonder, after a ski shop in Shreveport, Louisiana. His father: Rufus Harris, is now deceased.
His mother now is also deceased she passed August 05, 2012. She was born 09/11/1917, she moved to Oakland, California in 1967.


His great uncle and aunt, Henry and Mary Booker, adopted him at the age of 3 months old. They lived in Benton, Louisiana until Rufusís great uncle Henry Booker, passed when Rufus was 10, years old. At the age of 12, he and his great aunt, moved to Oakland, California.

They lived in Oakland, California for a short period of time, then he and his great aunt move to Fresno, California where he began his musical journey in the high school choir.
Six months after graduating from Theodore Roosevelt high school in Fresno, he transferred from the army reserves to go active duty in the U. s. Navy.

In the Navy, he formed the singing group, The Blenders. Rufus Wonder and the Blenders performed all around Asia. After the military, Rufus joined a group called the Ripps.

Next, Rufus wrote "Under the Moon", and "So Upset" before signing with Lando Records. Rufus, recorded as Rufus Wonder & the Additions on the Lando Record Label in Detroit, Michigan. It was here that Rufus Wonder was signed, and recorded by the famous, child star, Frank I. "Sugar Chile" Robinson (video below), and Clifton Dickerson, the owners of the record label.

 

Rufus, has performed on stage with such artists as the "Fabulous Counts", "Little Milton", the famous dancers Oscar Huckabee & Caledonia Young, Edd Henry, Steve Mancha, "100 proof aged in soul", "The Du-Kays", "The Red Saunders Band of Chicago", "Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds", Dennis Edwards, "Carl Carlton, "Sugar Pie DeSanto", "The Mar Keys", William Bell, "The Temptations", Billy Preston, Betty Everett, Alberta Adams, Christine Katrell, "The O' Town Passions", "The Cleveland Jones Temptation Revue", Lee Williams, "God's New Creations", "The Oakland Heirs", Joe Williams, and Inez Jones, The famous actress, Colostine Boatwright who is in the movie Cooley High, and Cynthia Joy , actress & model from Great Neck, New York, to name a few.

The Fedora Chronicles - Notes On Disk -  Rufus Wonder: "The Radiant One"

 

Ren's Music Reviews

 

Rufus Wonder - "The Radiant One"

This is one of those albums that take me back when I thought music and style would return to the way it used to be... Way back in the 1980's, when I became infatuated with The Golden Era, I try to consume or absorb everything I could. Perfect example of this is when I was worked at the Via Condotti Italian Restaurant on Saturday, I would sleep in the next morning because of how hard I worked and the long walk home. Once a local radio station started playing vintage music Sunday morning, I changed my routine and sleep patterns - I would wake up in time to hear the show. I would set my radio alarm clock to it, crawl on the stairs out of my bedroom in the basement then go into the kitchen and make a pot of coffee the instant after I tuned in the family’s stereo system into that station, then if I had to I would crawl back into my room in the basement, I would do so and hammer out my writings down on an old type writer my grandmother have given to me before she moved down to Virginia before the ribbon went dry…

 

… All the while listening to the vintage music. If I had to go out on Sunday morning and do chores around the yard, I had my Walkman tuned to the same station. I was consumed with trying to listen to that show from beginning to end, listening to the earliest music recording, through the swing and jazz era, up until the birth of Rock And Roll. At that time I was hoping for a resurgence of the style from that era. In a way, that time in my life was the early glimmers of what would later become The Fedora Chronicles.

 

From listening to Rufus Wonder and the Album "The Radiant One," I was taken back to that period in my life, back to the 1980’s. For that reason, I think Rufus Wonder was the same way. This music echoes much of the Golden Era with a modern element to it to keep it fresh and current.

 

This album’s sound takes us back to the Cotton Club and Cab Callaway while the other is more for the jazz of the fifties with a fusion of funk from the past few decades.

 

First off is Rufus Wonder’s The Radiant One. Before you even open this CD you know that this guy is really one of us, a vintage aficionado – The Outfits he wears on the front and back of the cover is exactly like those worn by the zoot suitors of the Nineteen Forties. There’s also the Art Deco font and other artwork. It’s as if this album cover is what people during the Golden Era thought albums in the future would look like.

 

As for the music, it’s a great blend of music styles from that era and modern soul and funk. As I wrote earlier, this sound takes us back to the Night Clubs of the era and the closest artist who I can compare this to is Cab Callaway. Don’t let the description on CD-Baby throw you off when you read - 80s influenced R&B with a hint of soul and Motown. Those of us who survived the 80’s will tell you the resurgence of Thirties and Forties Retro began in the 80’s. Does “The Radiant One” sound like music in the 80’s? Sure, but my ear says this sound just as much if not more of an earlier era. So I can’t split hairs. If the artists of that era had access to the instruments, production techniques and recording technology of today – this is an example of what it would have sounded like.

 

There are only five songs on this one, each one is just as strong as the other – “Tell Me So,” “Stuck On You,” The title track “The Radiant One,” “Hey, Sexy Lady” and the album comes to a close with an instrumental of the title track. Just like a lot of other new artists with a lot of promise, this album is just too short. It’s decent, high quality music with production values.

 

"Tell Me So" - To an extent, Rufus Wonder sounds like he's channeling every guy who wants a woman to stop playing hard to get and just come out to say how she feels.

 

"Stuck On You" - Behind every great man, there's a woman that's his muse - and that's the narrative of this song.

 

"The Radiant One" - Rufus Wonder's Anthem - song of love about how one "Radiates" with beauty.

 

"Hey, Sexy Lady" - "... Most modern song - a mellow Rap with a pure funky beat and a touch of a salute to Barry White.

      

Be sure to check out Rufus Wonder’s website – There you can find a special edition of this album for a special edition recorded live that includes two of his own classic tracks – “Under The Moon” and “So Upset” – Both these songs have the classic Mo-Town sound that’s a joy and need to be heard.

 

I’ve had this album on my desk and have waited for far too long to be reviewed, Which is a shame and a crime on my part because these albums deserve a lot of attention. I encourage everyone to check this album out and give it a shot on it's own merits. This album looks and feels that it was targeted for vintage aficionados with a lot of soul and modern funk for today's audiences as well.  

                                                                                                     

Written content copyright Eric "Renderking" Fisk, 2006.

Copyright © The Fedora Chronicles.


 

 

 

U S IMPORTS

 

 

01

PRECISIONS

THIS IS LOVE

DREW

08

02

RUFUS WONDER

UNDER THE MOON    (2nd issue)

LANDO

20

03

BONNIE & LEE

THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT YOU

FAIRMOUNT

06

04

NOLAN CHANCE

IF HE MAKES YOU

CONSTELLATION

10

05

JIMMY LEWIS

LET ME KNOW         AUDITION

MINIT

10

06

BOBBY WILSON

FEELS GOOD

VOLT

05

07

BETTY HARRIS

I'M EVIL TONIGHT    ''WDJ''   VG+

SANSU

10

08

DON GARDNER

BABY LIKES TO BOOGALOO

TRU GLO TOWN

10

09

IMPRESSIONS

I’M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU

ABC

10

10

DONTELLS

IN YOUR HEART         WDJ

VEE JAY

25

11

DON COVAY

IT’S BETTER TO HAVE

MERCURY

03

12

CHUCK JACKSON

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT

WAND

10

13

BUNNY & CINDY

SURE DID'NT TAKE LONG

NEPTUNE

10

14

SHOW STOPPERS

WHAT CAN A MAN DO           DJ

HERITAGE

05

15

ALVIN VALENTINE

SWEET, SWEET REVENGE

BRUNSWICK

10

16

DELLS

MAKE SURE

CADET

05

17

LITTLE RICHARD

POOR DOG

OKEH

10

18

EDDIE HOLMAN

EDDIE’S MY NAME

PARKWAY

15

19

5TH DIMENSION

TOO POOR TO DIE

SOUL CITY

10

20

DRIFTERS

YOU GOT TO PAY YOUR DUES  WDJ

ATLANTIC

100

21

SATISFACTIONS

TURN BACK THE TEARS

LIONEL

05

22

BOBBY BLAND

CALL ON ME

DUKE

10

23

LOU COURTNEY

IF THE SHOE FITS

RIVERSIDE

06

24

GENE CHANDLER

THERE WAS A TIME

BRUNSWICK

20

25

LOS CANARIOS

GET ON YOUR KNEES

CALLA

08

26

MADELINE BELL

PICTURE ME GONE

PHILIPS

05

27

PEACHES & HERB

WE’RE IN THIS THING TOGETHER    (wol)

DATE         WDJ

10

28

JACKIE WILSON

I’VE LOST YOU

BRUNSWICK

06

29

JACKIE WILSON

I’M THE ONE TO DO IT

BRUNSWICK

06

30

JACKIE WILSON

WHISPERS

BRUNSWICK

06

31

MARY WELLS

CAN’T YOU SEE YOU’RE LOSING ME

ATCO

15

32

PATTI DREW

STOP AND LISTEN           YDJ

CAPITOL

25

33

EXCITERS

NUMBER ONE

SHOUT

08

34

DE LANEY BRAMLETT

YOU HAVE NO CHOICE       WDJ

GNP CRESCENDO

10

35

GENE CHANDLER

IF YOU CAN’T BE TRUE

CONSTELLATION

06

36

GENE CHANDLER

SUCH A PRETTY THING

CHECKER

06

37

GENE CHANDLER

NOTHING CAN STOP ME

CONSTELLATION

06

38

MABLE JOHN

WHO WOULDN’T LOVE A MAN LIKE THAT

TAMLA (striped)

150

39

BOB & EARL

OH BABY DOLL           (2)

TEMPE

06

40

JACKIE WILSON & LAVERN BAKER

THINK TWICE

BRUNSWICK

10

41

WAYNE ANTHONY

G FOR GIRLS                WDJ         (2)

ROULETTE

20

42

DEBBIE DEAN

WHY AM I LOVING YOU

VIP

200

43

GLADYS & PIPS

STEPPIN’ CLOSER TO YOUR HEART

SOUL

25

44

JERRY BUTLER

FIND ANOTHER GIRL

VEE JAY

06

45

LEE ROGERS

I WANT YOU TO HAVE EVERYTHING / OUR LOVE IS MORE

D TOWN

10

46

RAY CHARLES

HIDE NOR HAIR

ABC

10

47

O’JAY’S

HOLD ON                          AUDITION

MINIT

20

48

BEN E KING

IT’S AMAZING

ATCO

08

49

INEZ & CHARLIE FOX

TIGHTROPE

DYNAMO

15

50

JACKIE LEE

YOUR PERSONALITY

MIRWOOD

06

51

DAVID & GIANTS

SUPERLOVE

CRAZY HORSE

25

52

YOUNG FOLK

LONELY GIRL

MAR V LUS

08

53

LOU RAWLS

YOU CAN BRING ME ALL YOUR HEARTACHES

CAPITOL

08

54

VOICE MASTERS

IF A WOMAN CATCHES A FOOL

BAMBOO

08

55

ETHICS

LOOK AT ME NOW

VENT

15

56

JOHNNIE TAYLOR

SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE

GALAXY

10

57

MANHATTENS

I WANNA BE

CARNIVAL

08

58

BOBBY POWELL

DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF

WHIT

06

59

IMPRESSIONS

YOU’VE BEEN CHEATIN’

ABC

06

60

JIMMY ROBINS

I CAN’T PLEASE YOU

JERHART

06

61

RINGLEADERS

ALL OF MY LIFE  (BOOT)

M-PAC

10

62

LITTLE CAESAR

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW

PARKWAY

06

63

HOWARD TATE

HALF A MAN

VERVE

06

64

JOHNNY NASH

LOVE AIN’T NOTHIN’

ARGO

10

65

DON COVAY

SEESAW

ATLANTIC

05

66

JEFF DALE

DONíT FORGET ABOUT ME BABY

ATCO

50

67

CHUCK BERNARD

EVERY HURT MAKES YOU STRONGER

SATELLITE

10

68

TAMS

TAKE AWAY

ABC

05

69

EDDIE PURCELL

THE SPOILER

VOLT

03

70

B B KING

HEARTBREAKER

BLUESWAY

10

71

MALIBUS

I JUST CAN’T STAND IT        DJ

DUKE

50

72

FREDDIE McCOY

SOUL YOGI

PRESTIGE

20

73

CLYDE McPHATTER

WHY CAN’T WE GET TOGETHER YDJ

DECCA

20

74

SHARON McMAHAN

LOVE IS WONDERFUL   vg

KAREN

125

75

GENE CHANDLER

BET YOU NEVER THOUGHT

CONSTELLATION

10

76

CLIFF NOBLES

IS IT THE WAY

J V

10

77

BARBARA LEWIS

YOU’RE A DREAM MAKER      WDJ

ATLANTIC

10

78

HOLIDAYS

MAKIN’ UP TIME / LOVE YOU FOREVER

GOLDEN WORLD

10

79

TOMMIE YOUNG

EVERYBODY’S GOT A LITTLE DEVIL IN THEIR SOUL

SOUL POWER

08

80

DELLA HUMPHREY

DON’T MAKE THE GOOD GIRLS GO BAD                            DJ

ARTIC

15

81

JUNIOR WELLS

I’M GONNA CRAMP YOUR STYLE

BRIGHT STAR

25

82

BARBARA MASON

COME TO ME

ARTIC

10

83

AMBASSADORS

I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU LOVE ME

ARTIC

10

84

RAY CHARLES

I CHOSE TO SING THE BLUES

ABC

08

85

DAVE LOVE

COALINED BABY

SOLID GOLD

10

86

FASCINATIONS

YOU GONNA BE SORRY       WDJ

ABC

20

87

FIVE STAIRSTEPS

PLAYGIRL’S LOVE

WINDY C

06

88

MAXINE BROWN

ONE IN A MILLION

WAND

15

89

JUANITA WILLIAMS

BABY BOY

GOLDEN WORLD

08

90

EAST COAST RIVIERAS

CAROLINA LADY

T.SQUARED

200

91

PATTI & EMBLEMS

MUSIC MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE

HERALD     WDJ

30

92

BOBBY SHEEN

THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS     YDJ

CAPITOL

20

93

LENNY WELCH

DARLING STAY WITH ME

MERCURY

10

94

INVITATIONS

GOT TO HAVE IT NOW            DJ

DIAMOND

06

95

FLIRTATIONS

NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE

DERAM

08

96

BARBARA MASON

HALF A LOVE

ARTIC

25

97

RODGE MARTIN

LOVIN’ MACHINE                 DJ

BRAGG

20

98

JAMES RAY

ONE BY ONE

CONGRESS

20

99

MAD LADS

COME CLOSER TO ME

VOLT

15

100

CURTIS DAVIS

SOMEBODY                             DJ

BEL-MAR

100


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Roderick Alexander

(A native of Oakland)

Started his professional singing career at the age of 16. The first group he was in, was THE EXCLUSIVES, which led Rick to become the top bass vocalist around. He was immediately compared to Melvin Franklin of The Famous, TEMPTATIONS.

 Roderick Alexander (Rest In Paradize)

Rick (aka, "Low Down Alexander") toured the U.S. and Canada with/ the renowned group "A TINT OF DARKNESS." Their credits included sequel albums produced by such great producers as HARVEY FUGUA, NANCY PITTS, and FANTASY RECORDS. Rick has recorded with/ THE SPINNERS, THE O'JAYS, DOROTHY MOORE, THE DRAMATICS, and more. Television and the theater also became a part of Rick's life. He's performed in the movie RABBIT TEST, stage plays, Do Wop, and, The Wedding. Voiceovers for Tracevirgo's Jerri Jacobs.

 

Rick has now settled down with one exceptional vocal group, THE O'TOWN PASSIONS, becoming a member in 1989. Their tremendous talent is known and revered throughout the state's. There is so much to say about this artist, but, so little space to write it all, that, you'll just have to hear this fantastic bass singer for yourself!

 

Roderick Alexander, also did the monologue on Hey! Sexy Lady! On one of the tracks on Rufus Wonder’s latest album call “The Radiant One”

On the Oh! O’Star Record label.   We're sorry to say that Roderick Alexander passed this year (2014)

 

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