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Thursday, October 11, 2012

What'cha Tryin' To Do To Me -Margie Alexander

Margie Alexander (born Marjorie Lucille Alexander, 11 October 1948) is an American gospel and soul singer. She was born in Carrollton, Georgia, and began singing in her church. By the mid-1960s she was a member of the Gospel Crusaders of Los Angeles. In 1968, she moved to Atlanta, worked at the Club 400, and joined Clarence Carter's band as a back-up singer. By 1971 she had a recording contract with Atlantic Records, where Clarence Carter produced the single "Can I Be Your Main Thing", written by Hubert Carter and featuring electronic piano by Clayton Ivey. Although the record was not a hit, it has subsequently been widely anthologised as a classic example of Southern soul music. After Clarence Carter founded his own label, Future Stars, Alexander continued to record with him, her biggest success coming with "Keep On Searching", which Carter wrote and produced, and which reached # 50 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1974. In 1976 she signed with Chi-Sound, a record label started by Carl Davis (producer of Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl") which was distributed by United Artists Records. She had two minor hits on Chi-Sound in 1977, "It's Worth a Whippin'", produced by Major Lance and Otis Leavill (# 92 R&B), and "Gotta Get A Hold On Me" (# 68 R&B). In 1992 she released a gospel album, God Is In Control, on the Soul Potion label.In 2009 she was reported as singing at a church in Carrollton. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

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