Soul Fantasy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Philippe Wynne

Philippe Wynne grew up in a gospel environment, later becoming a member of the Bootsy Collins group The Pacesetters in 1968. The following year he became a member of James's Brown group The JB's where he stayed for two years. In 1971 he became the lead singer of THE DETROIT SPINNERS, taking the group on to a string of hits including 'I'll Be Around' and 'Could It Be I'm Falling In Love'. He remained with them until 1977 when he signed to the Cotillion label as a solo artist. Here he released 'Starting All Over' (1977) before teaming up with George Clinton to tour and record with Funkadelic on '(Not Just) Knee Deep'. The album was not promoted. Produced and rhythm arrangements by himself.

Philippe Wynne - Think of your thoughts as children 1977 (Sample)

Philippe Wynne - Lisa 1977 (Sample)

In 1980, Philippe released 'Wynne Jammin' on the Uncle Jam label. Produced by George Clinton and Ron Dunbar. Strings and horns arranged by Paul Riser and Tony Camillo.

Philippe Wynne - You Gotta Take Chances 1980 (Sample)

Philippe Wynne - We Dance So Good Together 1980 (Sample)

A year later Philippe sang for Gene Dunlap. He sang wonderful track entitled "Something inside my head" on Capitol records. Produced by Gene Dunlap.

In 1983 he released a single entitled "You Ain't Going Anywhere But Gone". This song was written and produced by Bunny Sigler and released by Sugarhill Records. Then Sugarhill released an album entitled 'Philippe Wynne' on Sylvia Robinson's label in 1984.

Philippe Wynne - He don't love you 1984 (Sample)

Philippe Wynne - You ain't going anywhere but gone 1984 (Sample)

Sadly on July 14, 1984, while performing a concert in Oakland, California, Wynne suffered a fatal heart attack, at the age of 43.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

1 comment:

The Italian Translator said...

Without a doubt Philippe Wynne was a beautiful though, unfortunately, late discovery for me. He truly had one of the most beautiful voices and was not really appreciated for his talent.