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Tell Me
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Shake It Up, Pt. 1
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Loving You Is Wrong
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Shake It Up Part 1
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Shed A Tear

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  • Rickey Calloway
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    Best known among funk collectors for the cult classic "Tell Me," singer Rickey Calloway was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 8, 1953; according to an interview in the winter 2005 issue of Wax Poetics magazine, as a teen he worked local nightclubs imitating James Brown, eventually tiring of performing Brown's songs and opting to begin writing his own instead. "Tell Me" heralded the 17-year-old Calloway's maiden voyage into songwriting -- recorded with local funk outfit the Crack Mirrow, the single appeared on the Jayville label in 1970, earning significant airplay in no... Read more

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