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RUFUS WONDER,  A True Legend is OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON BLUE MONDAY Show , FEB, 21, 2011. Join Gwen Mack & Marshal Bluesman Wilkerson,  your Blue Monday Team at 8pm Pst, 11pm Est on WWW.HARAMBEERADIO.COM

Born in Bossier City, Rufus Wonder has had a storied career in the music business. At the age of 12, he moved to Oakland, California and began his musical journey in the high school choir. In the Navy, he formed the singing group, The Blenders. Rufus Wonder and the Blenders performed all over Asia. After the military, Rufus joined a group called "The Riffs" and they had many concerts in the Los Angeles area. After The Riffs dismantled, Rufus made his mark on the stage in Chicago and Detroit.

Next, Rufus wrote "Under the Moon", and "So Upset" before signing with Lando Records. Rufus, recorded as Rufus Wonder & the Additions. on  RUFUS also has sang along side Motown's and R&B's legends such as the Temptations, Archie Bell, contours, Mar-keys, Carl Carlton, and others. 

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ENTERTAINMENT


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Rufus Wonder defines commitment to classic soul music...

By Eldridge “Big Cat” Tolefree


Soul music star Rufus Wonder was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, and his folks packed up and moved to Oakland when he was 12. Soon after arriving in the big city, Rufus began his journey into the world of music by joining his school choir. For years he sang anywhere people would listen to him. Like most young cats trying to make a way for themselves in the music business, he stayed focused.


Rufus spent countless er the Moon” and “So Upset” before signing a deal with Lando Records. Back then Lando Record Label in Detroit. He got signed by the famous
Rufus’ new album, Stitched to Your Hip, looks and sounds like it was tailor-made for both vintage Southern soul and modern funk fans.

 
Visit his website and enjoy new music, photos and live videos at www.ohostar.com.


Send your comments to Big Cat at insidebuzz@yahoo.com.

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Soul Trip USA 2004

The Los Angeles Classic Soul Festival!

 

The UK end have a spirit and camaraderie all their own with Northern Soul. And for those of you still a little hazy over the movement, think Motown 1966 and you will be halfway there!

 

The audience, primarily white, dance frantically to obscure 45's from artists like Patrice Holloway, The Sequins, Gwen Owens and 1,000's of others, while they love the hit makers too, such as Brenton Wood, Bobby Freeman, Kim Weston etc.

 

The romance of this incredible underground is sealed by countless TV programmes, cd compilations, magazines currently on sale in Europe. Our aim is to showcase many 'gone but not forgotten' artists into one great weekend of nostalgia and eye opening hoopla!

 

To simplify our plans, take a quick glance at exactly what's happening and when, and contact me with any questions. I will be on hand throughout the week of March 11-18(the week the British contingent are in town) to speak with new contacts and old friends.

 

Here is the rundown of activity; March 11 UK contingent arrive in LA. Staying at the Wilshire Grand hotel, 930, Wilshire Blvd. (downtown!)

March 12 Pre-Weekend party in the Sports Bar from 9pm 'A 60's Soul night-all welcome) March 13 THE BIG ONE in the Pacific Ballroom starting at 5pm. Over 800 expected for this incredible night of nostalgia. LIVE on stage from 8pm Freddie Hughes, Dean Courtney, The Olympics, Evie Sands, Rufus Wonder, Alexander Patton, Lou Ragland, Marva Holiday, The Magnificents and Jewel Akens.

 

Many other artists will be with us in a 'greet and meet' and PA capacity (that could mean you!) Network with other industry pros-Meet the UK film crew-See the UK passion for great songs from the past.

 

March 14 The Weekend continues at 11am with a RECORD SWAP-MEET.

Hungry collectors will be eager to buy rare and collectible 45's and albums. Over 20 dealers will be on hand with vinyl, books, cd's etc. If you have any oddities-BRING THEM TO THE SWAP MEET.

 

It's all a case of awareness, Alexander Patton (a failed but excellent vocalist from Long Beach) was amazed to find his one shot 45 on Capitol in 1966 is $200.

 

Edna Wright, former lead with chart toppers The Honeycone (Want Ads etc) was thrilled to hear her first 45's under the recording name of Sandy Wynns are worth hundreds of dollars!

 

Miles Grayson, a superb producer of many 60's independent labels in the LA area, has at least 5 productions worth a 'grand' each!! Following the show, the dancing continues in the adjoining Pacific Ballroom from 5pm-12 mid. March 15-17 We are nightly in the Sports Bar from 9pm. Feel free to join us.

 

Sincerely,

Kev Roberts

 

        

 

 

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Rufus Wonder Events Calendar 2003

 

The Soul Beat 25th Silver Anniversary Hollywood Awards Ball & Banquet

Saturday, August 02, 2003

At the Scottish Rite Center

1500 Lakeside Drive

Downtown Oakland, Ca 94612

 

The Famous Potters Family Re-union

Saturday, August 16, 2003, 6:00 PM, until.

Mrs. Audrey Price, the Events Planner

Rufus Wonder, appearing on the billing with The O’Town Passions, 

The Famous Poet Mr. Lee Williams, and Preacher, the Famous Tap Dancer

At The West Oakland Senior Center

18th & Adeline Street 2nd floor

West Oakland, California

 

The Mary Brown’s Retirement Party

Friday, August 29, 2003, 6:00 PM, to 11:30 PM.

Mrs. Joyce Mack, the Events Planner

Rufus Wonder, appearing on the billing, with the Legendary O’ Town Passions, the famous Poet Mr. Lee Williams, the famous Tap Dancer, Preacher, and other acts.

At The 16th & Jefferson Senior Center

16th & Jefferson St.

Downtown Oakland, CA 94612

 

The Appreciation Fund Raiser for Soul Beat TV

Sunday, October 12, 2003, 3:00 PM, until

Rufus Wonder, appearing with the Oakland Airs, and many others.

At the 37th Street Baptist Church

37th & Market Streets

West Oakland, CA

 

The 37 Annual Black Panther Party Fund Raiser Benefit

Friday, October 17, 2003

Rufus Wonder, as invited guest, appearing with the, Legendary O’Town Passions, the famous poiet Lee Williams, Danny Thomas of the renown group Con Funk Shun stardom, and many other acts

At The famous Wayne Wiggans, of Tony Toni Tonie, Java House

 3306 Lakeshore Avenue

Oakland, CA

Tel:  510 836.5282


 Chuck Johnson, the CEO of Soul Beat Television, annual Birthday Party

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Celebrating his birthday with the many other Soul Beat, family members, whose birthdays are in October.

At the famous Soul Beat Studios

2544 73rd Avenue

East Oakland, CA 94605

 

 

The Bo Jack, Hollywood Awards & Banquet

 

Studio City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

To be announced

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