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Legendary Beyons: The Legendary Beyons

$30.98
Artist: Legendary Beyons
Title: The Legendary Beyons

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1. Product Details

For over fifty years The Legendary Beyons have delighted Portlanders with their music. And now for the first time their work has been documented in this high fidelity LP accompanied by a detailed oral history of the group. The albums well-designed booklet features a wide range of archival photography serving as a period piece for the uninitiated. On the cover of this previously unreleased 1977 album theres an image that tells you nearly everything you need to know: four Black men resplendent in custom-tailored suits are working it with synchronized steps before the rushing falls of Portlands Fourcourt Fountain. In their joyous faces is written a brotherhood that began when this core of singers-Jeddy Beasley Thurtis Channel James Tims and Ira Hammon-endeavored to harmonize as The Legendary Beyons. The groups presence in this image reveals the richness of their soulful Motown-inspired vocal sound. These songs are the culmination of a story that began when these young men began singing in the locker room after basketball games at Jefferson High School. As their reputation grew The Beyons-with the help of a crack backing band featuring arranger Dan Brewster and The Soul Masters-aspired for greatness in Albinas club scene. A litany of touring acts on the Chitlin Circuit stopped through the area performing side-by-side with The Beyons: The Whispers Bloodstone Blue Magic... The list is deep. But without a local recording industry or sustainable income for gigging Black musicians The Beyons never released a recording in their heyday. This session represents a seasoned group roughly a decade into their career. It is their only 20th-century recording that has survived. These songs ranging from the jazzed Dreaming You In My Mind to the quiet storm of sweet soul ballad There We Were Here We Are spotlight the groups tightly knit harmonies-pleading sensual playful and romantic. Meanwhile album single Love Notes comes as a burst of energy and Lets Talk About Love begets a cosmic intro calling upon Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle to assist in sharing the bands take on a topic called L-O-V-E. To put it simply: put this record on and look inside the jacket. There is a booklet with classic photography and an oral history that provides not only a snapshot of this great group but a well-portioned inquiry into the experiences of Portlands Black musician community in historic Albina-a truly unique project from Albina Music Trust.

1.1 Love Notes Sample
1.2 Lets Talk About Love Sample
1.3 Dreaming You in My Mind Sample
1.4 There We Were
1.5 Here We Are Sample


H 0.15
W 12.35
L 12.58

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