Margie Joseph was a popular soul singer from the American South, people often comparing her tone to a honey dipped Aretha Franklin. Her most praised body of work ranging from the early to mid seventies, but she had the misfortune of recording with a couple of labels in the late seventies and early eighties that went under, stifling her during that period. Apparently there is a set of master tapes out there of some sessions she did with Dexter Wansel that have never seen light of day(!), but fortunately HCRC managed to get her album 'Knockout' pressed, as well as a single 'Move To The Groove' before going belly up. Great punchy synths on these, classy production and vocals, lots of uptempo dancefloor winners, all the good things I like.
Margie had further success later on with a return in 1988, and produced a few more r'n'b charting hits before finally moving out of mainstream popular music to concentrate on her career and family (she had already quit for a while earlier in the seventies to attend college and take a job teaching). I think she still makes gospel and records religious music down in Mississippi:
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