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About Quinn Golden

Soul singing, Memphis, TN native, Quinn Golden sang with the Elements of Love while still in his teens; he left to work with Canteca and the opportunity to tour with a variety of Stax artists. They warmed crowds for the Bar Kays on the Memphis funk band's biggest event - their acclaimed Cold-Blooded Tour of the late 70's. He played the bass and sang background for Al Green for seven years, complementing Green's other vocalists, notably Margaret Foxworth, Al's former girlfriend, and a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He played with White Heat, from Akron, Ohio, who released an LP on RCA Records produced by Barry White; members of White Heat united with Bobby and Tommy Debarge from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Akron's Philip Ingram to form Switch. Golden's career highlights include working with Ike Turner, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, and doing sessions with rock luminaries the stature of Bob Dylan and Ron Woods. He always wanted to go solo and got the opportunity with Traction Records in Jackson, MS, waxing "I'm Serious About Your Love," in 1990. Golden remained an active performer for the rest of the decade and into the new millenium. Tragically, he died of a heart attack on July 28, 2003, only a few months after the release of his latest recording. He recorded for Ecko Records and released several CD's: Cover You With A Kiss (1998), What's The Name Of That Thang (1999), A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' (2001), On Q (2002) and Bottoms Up (2003). ~ Andrew Hamilton

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