MAY HE REST IN PEACE
AND RISE IN GLORY
Al Goodman, one-third of Ray, Goodman & Brown as well as the Moments, has died. Part of two of the most underrated soul groups of the past half century, Goodman provided the "bottom end" on hits such as "Special Lady" and "Take It To the Limit."
He was 63 years old.
Al's death is particularly sad as he was still performing and singing as well as ever. He was also a man with unquenchable enthusiasm for real soul music and he was always busy setting up projects that would bring the music and performers of the past to the attention of new audiences. He had an obvious ability to persuade people to join him in his ventures.
Above all, he loved the people who loved his music and would have never thought of letting them down. No doubt this contributed to his determination to keep on performing.
It is reported that he was in church on Sunday morning, just as he always was.
Here is a selection of his songs from the last 40 odd years. Lovers of sweet, soul harmony are going to enjoy this big time.
Love On A Two Way Street - The Moments
Nine Times - The Moments
Sho'Nuff Boogie - Sylvia And The Moments
I'm So Glad I Found You - Linda Jones And The Moments
Special Lady - Ray, Goodman And Brown
A Part Of You - Ray, Goodman And Brown
Heaven In The Rain - Ray, Goodman And Brown
I'm So Proud - Ray, Goodman And Brown
Side Show - Ray, Goodman And Brown
Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad
- Ray, Goodman And Brown
And here is a special something for JCF and David: