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Persuasions, The

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The Persuasions: Bitter End West, West Hollywood CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 1971

IF YOUR friends are going to think less of you if they see you floating two feet above the ground with a silly grin stretched ...

The Persuasions: Streetcorner Music

Profile by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, March 1972

THE MUSIC-BUYING public (which has something – how much or how little is a matter of opinion – to do with determining the trends) can ...

The Persuasions: unreliable musicians led them to sing a cappella

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 31 March 1972

THE PERSUASIONS are unique. They are, in fact, the only full time professional exponents of Accapella in the States. Accepella is the art of musical ...

The Persuasions: Street Corner Symphony

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

THE PERSUASIONS ceased to be a pleasant, though strange, acappella curiosity with their last album, We Came to Play. That album took a more pop ...

The Persuasions: Street Corner Symphony (Island)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, International Times, 19 June 1972

THE PERSUASIONS are a five-strong black vocal group who perform acappella. Their album Street Corner Symphony is just what it says: a set of songs ...

The Persuasions: Spread The Word (Capitol)

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 10 December 1972

GHETTO KIDS don't have parents who can spare a few hundred dollars for an electric guitar like their suburban counterparts. But they do possess an ...

The Persuasions: Big Legs 'n' Bad Asses

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, 13 October 1973

WE'RE BACKSTAGE at Birmingham's Odeon, logjammed into a feeble grey van – a constable and sergeant at the controls – and now we're going to ...

Van Morrison, the Persuasions: Felt Forum, NYC

Live Review by Happy Traum, Rolling Stone, 25 April 1974

Inventive Van Impresses ...

Booker T., the Persuasions: Bottom Line, New York NY

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, The Village Voice, 6 January 1975

Booker T. and the Persuasions: Black Folk Music ...

The Dying Art Of Friendly Persuasions

Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 3 November 1977

NEW YORK – PERSUASIONS leader Jerry Lawson checked the refrigerator in his Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment one recent morning and found it nearly empty. ...

The Persuasions: Perpetual Harmony

Profile and Interview by j. poet, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2006

"THE PERSUASIONS! Aren't you that old do-wop group?" ...


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