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Five of their best: Tony Lawrence

Tony Lawrence at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, featured in the documentary SUMMER OF SOUL. Image ©2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

Tony Lawrence is best known as the host of the Harlem Cultural Festival, as seen in the documentary film Summer of Soul. But he was also a singer during the later 50s and 60s.

Unfortunately, not all of his music is available online, with only 5/19 of his known songs on YouTube, and, as we mentioned in our Tony Lawrence feature, several of his releases remain a mystery even among collectors. There could be…

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James Gaunt

James Gaunt

An Australian writer with a passion for research. James edits music fanzine The Shadow Knows and writes regularly about Mo’ Wax Records. www.jamesgaunt.com