Frankie Beverly born Howard Beverly , December 6, is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and producer, known primarily for his recordings with the soul and funk band Maze. After a relocation to San Francisco and an introduction to Marvin Gaye , Maze went on to release nine Gold albums and create a large and devoted following. Beverly is the band's writer, producer and lead singer.
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A loving history of the band that always spreads happy feelings before they let go. In , a demo tape came across the desk of Capitol Records vice president Larkin Arnold. The clunky reel-to-reel featured songs written and performed by Raw Soul, an unsigned San Francisco combo that had created a buzz opening shows for Marvin Gaye. Before you realized it, they had you moving. Arnold was sold.
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By the end of that decade, Beverly was leading a new group, a self-contained octet called Raw Soul, who cut their debut 45 in for a local Philly indie label. They recorded several more singles in the early 70s, though none of them made an impact with the US public. The relocation yielded immediate results as soul superstar Marvin Gaye caught their live show, was greatly impressed, and immediately offered them a job as both his support act and backing band. The only condition he made was that that the group change their name.