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William DeVaughn

  • Figures Can't Calculate [TEC, 1980] B

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Figures Can't Calculate [TEC, 1980]
This singing (and writing) sewer designer scored three anachronistically soulish hits in 1974, then dropped from sight. Here he resurfaces with an anachronistically soulish (and anachronistically disco-ish) "new version" of his biggie, "Be Thankful for What You've Got." And covers "You Send Me" as Curtis Mayfield might were Curtis still so deep. And writes some more. B