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James & Bobby Purify

James (born May 12, 1944) and Bobby (born September 2, 1939) of this Southern soul duo were not actually brothers but cousins. James Purify and Robert Lee Dickey joined forces for some classic Southern soul duets during the mid-'60s. Producer Papa Don Schroeder brought the soulful Floridians to Muscle Shoals in 1966 to record at Rick Hall's Fame studios, and the result was the gorgeous mid-tempo "I'm Your Puppet." The Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham ballad proved their biggest hit for the Bell label, although "Let Love Come Between Us" and their revival of the Five Du-Tones' "Shake a Tail Feather" also made some major noise in 1967. When Bobby mutinied, James went it alone for a while before recruiting a new Bobby (Ben Moore), and they picked up right where the old duo left off. ~ Bill Dahl
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Track List: Shake A Tail Feather!

1. I'm Your Puppet

2. You Left The Water Running

3. Shake A Tail Feather

5. So Many Reasons

6. Wish You Didn't Have To Go

7. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down

8. I Take What I Want

9. Let Love Come Between Us

10. I Don't Want To Have To Wait

11. You Don't Love Me

12. Goodness Gracious

13. Hello There

15. Just Like Old Times

16. I Can Remember

17. We're Finally Gonna Make It

18. Untie Me

19. Everybody Needs Somebody

20. Last Piece Of Love

22. I Don't Know What It Is You Got

23. Section C

24. My Adorable One

25. Do Unto Me

26. The Weeper

27. She Ain't Gonna Do Right

28. Somebody Cares

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Missing my baby soo much, couldn't keep you down . Now God has you. RIP MY LOVE
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This is funny I'm your puppet ������������
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Rip Sammy Rodriguez Noel Mendiola, Franky fresh rest in peace carnales! We all useto kick it and listen to oldies and old school jams!
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I love james Bobby music
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My carnal Puppet Rest in Peace.
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Very,very rare to find a good man and keep them down!!! There are only about 1 percent left ...so sad :(
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Im done!! Goodbye!! Your full of s**t. I dont deserve your fkn shity ways of showing ur love. Good Bye for good. Have a nice life. Good bye
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Orale! Back in the days on the BLVD.
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Thats right YOU CANT KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN.
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You can't keep a good man down
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Love it!
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Rachel remember when I was. Your puppet I wld have did anything for you that's Bcuz I love you my all my heart cane 805
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Love the oldies
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Yes East Los Angeles times ............ . .
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Oldies gets you threw the day taking you back to so many wonderful memories
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ayye am bumb diz s**t up in mah car wen i get one lol....but oldies iz da s**t
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Im NOT your puppet,,
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love these guys . great memories!
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This is a classic Gone James and Bobby Purify.
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Yeah I Feel the same way, nothing better than Oldies...Alw a y s make me feel BETTER, No Matter What!!!
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Man I wish I was around during these times these nice oldies came out love oldies!!
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this song was a hit the fall of 1966, as I recall, along with Love is a hurtin' thing by Lou Rawls and The Beat goes on by Sonny and Cher. I would listen to the radio 4-5 hours a day , in those days.
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Love this song
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That's rite so when you find one keep him
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Love this song!!!!!!!! !
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I'll always be ur puppet cuz I love u that much bby
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suzannaramir e z 1 9 7 4
Love oldies for life ( Poe - vida!!!!!!!!
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I have such good memories of mom playing this in the family room when I was a kid and singing this with the neighborhood kids and my sister's. Such great times in the late sixties. Brings tears to my face.
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Memories driving around in the 68 mustang listening to am radio so much fun
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Great music
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How i know about music oldies corridas texmex country rapp i been around djs all my life i have good taste in music lowrider art paints hydraulics kandys pinstripes and kustom lowrider bikes im a lengend in lowriding famous Tubby elpaso texas 9153195452
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That's right you sure can't.No doubt cuz I'll dust myself off and try again until I get it done right.
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Just pull them little strings and I'll sing you a song, I'm your puppet #ImJustAToy #Unsung for sure
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FIRME ROLA!!
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Surely you can't and will never..I have been there.
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Pull my string n I'll wink at u ;-)
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Kiss your left hand
Say crushes name
Close your hand
Say a weekday
Post this on 15 other songs and the weekday you did it your crush will ask you out
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U Dam ryt ese u cant
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patterson312 4
Absolutely love this song!!
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What a jam!!!
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im urs n ir ALLLLLL MINEZZ"ZZZZZ "
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If you missed the sixties then you missed!
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Brings back good memories! One of my favorites
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Remember when I was a puppet!lol
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U can't keep a good man Down!
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Love pandora makes my day go by at work;)
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James & Bobby purify the greatest..u can't keep a good man down jams all day in my hoops u no...¡¡¡¡ WILMAS WEST ...HARBOR AREA 13.......L.A
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They stole hi c's beat
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Best song ever. Two thumbs UP!
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