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Lost Generation

Chicago soul vocal group the Lost Generation had their biggest hit with "The Sly, Slick and the Wicked," a mellow ballad that hit number 14 R&B and number 30 pop in the summer of 1970. The group members were lead singer/songwriter Lowrell Simon, Fred Simon, Jesse Dean, and Larry Brownlee. Brownlee had been a member of the singing group the C.O.D.'s, whose single on the local Kellimac label, "Michael (The Lover)," made it to number five R&B in 1965. Born March 18, 1943, on Chicago's south side, Lowrell formed a childhood friendship with Gus Redmond. As a teenager, Lowrell was a member of the LaVondells, a vocal group. Dropping the first two letters from their name to become the Vondells, the group had a local hit with "Lenore" on the Marvello label. Soon afterward, the group broke up. One of the members, Glen Murdock, teamed with local singer Joyce Kennedy to sing lead vocals for the funk/rock group Mother's Finest.

After Dean completed his stint in the Army, he joined Lowrell, Fred, and Brownlee in the Lost Generation. Childhood friend Redmond, who was now head of promotion and marketing for Brunswick Records, introduced the group to producer Carl Davis in 1969. The single "The Sly, Slick and the Wicked" was co-written by Lowrell, Brownlee, and Redmond. The hit tied for trade publication Record World's 1970 Record of the Year award with the Jackson 5's "ABC." The release also generated enough money for Brunswick to buy itself out from its owner, Decca Records. On the flip side was "You're So Young but You're So True." The next single, "Wait a Minute," was written by the Chi-Lites' Eugene Record. The Simon-Brownlee-Redmond trio wrote "Someday" and "Talking the Teenage Language." All were included on The Sly, Slick and the Wicked, released in the fall of 1970. After their last chart hit, "Your Mission (If You Decide to Accept It) Part 1," the group disbanded. Brownlee and Simon joined Curtom act Mystique featuring Ralph Johnson, the former lead singer of the Impressions. The group charted with three Bunny Sigler-produced singles: "Is It Really You?," "What Would the World Be Without Music?," and "It Took a Woman Like You." Lowrell Simon co-wrote and co-produced the track "Keep on Playing the Music" on their self-titled debut LP. Lowrell Simon dropped his last name and signed to entertainer Liberace's AVI Records; the single "Mellow Mellow Right On" b/w "You're Playing Dirty" went to number 32 R&B in 1979. He also produced and co-wrote tracks for the Gemigo/Curtom act the Notations. One single, "Think Before You Stop," charted in 1985. Sadly, Larry Brownlee died in 1978 in Chicago. ~ Ed Hogan, Rovi
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all time great and one of my favorites !
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Love the song
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Keep looking out.....
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I got to see Sly,Slick,th e Wicked in concert they were Bad!!!!!
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Bad a** jam tho love it ;)XOXOX
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I love this song grew up listing to oldies with my parents
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This is a super bad song you gotta play this one at medium or loud range....
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I love this song
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one of my favorite.
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Loving these old school music!...tak e me back to my high school days....love myself some delfonics, especially hey love!!!...PO W W ! ! !
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CLEAN JAM BIG PBS 3CE RIFA HAHAHA
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MY PARENTS TOLD ME BEWARE OF THE SLY, SLICK AND THE WICKED GUYS. I LOVE THEM KIND OF GUYS BACK IN THE DAY SMILE....... . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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These oldies I hold always dear to my heart! Great memories❤️
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This is one of my favorite oldies!!
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anthony.nanc y _ 2 0 1 0
Cruzin jams...
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Love me some oldies.
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Always love me some Lost Generation.. . . . o l d i e s for sure..the BEST....Shel l 1 9 6 5
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I LOVE SOME LOST GENERATION CHICAGO OWN SMILE.....
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surita482
Sandra 59 love those oldies. Need to bring those oldies concerts back to sacto
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"Wait A Minute" Young Girl
1-Step away from stealing you from the other man
LOVE'S Disciple*978 * ~ 6 m 1 4 y ~
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I remember this jam. I had this 45! 1970 I was I was listening to the grooves that my brothers would buy and play. Where ate groups like this today?
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You know when you're listening to the Lost Generation. They have a signature sound when singing, you hear them harmonizing with an echo..
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I AM BACK ONCE AGAIN THANK U TO MY PANDORA FAMILY I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND GOD LOVES YOU ALL ALSO SMILE....
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I LOVE THE DRAMATICES A WHOLE LOT YOU ALL WAS DOING A EXCELLENT JOB SHAKING WELL. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MR. L.J THE REST OF THE GROUP... R.I.P RON BANK LOVE U AND MISS YOU SMILE....
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CHICAGO OWN THE FIVE STAIR STEPS LOVE YOU ALL. I WAS A LITTLE GIRL LISTENING TO U ALL THANKS TO MY MOTHER LISTENING TO YOU ALL TOO SMILE...
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MARSHALL THOMASPSON OF THE CHI-LITES MY PRAYERS WITH YOU I WILL SEE U SOON PREFORMING AGAIN ON STAGE LOVE YOU SMILE...
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CHICAGO OWN TO THE FAMILY OF MR. FRANK REED SR. MY PRAYERS WITH YOU ALL. I ENJOYED LISTENING TO MR. FRANK WITH THE MIGHTLY CHI-LITES HE WELCOME IN HEAVEN WITH MR. ENGENE RECORD , MR. ROBERT SQUIRREL LESTER. I KNOW YOU ALL IN A BETTER PLACE NOW. BUT YOUR MUSIC YOU ALL MADE WILL ON IN MY HEART THANK U FOR THE BEAUITFUL MUSIC OVER THE YEARS SMILE...
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I LOVE HELLO STRANGLER LOVEIT BUT CARRIE LUCUS REMADE IT AS A STEPPER SONG IT REAL SMOOTH SMILE..
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THANK U THE IMPRESSIONS FOR THE BEAUITFUL MUSIC LIKE GUSPY WOMEN THANK U MR. MAYFIELD FOR THAT SONG SMILE..
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I WANT TO GIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO FOLLOWS ME WITH NICE MUSIC LOVE YOU ALL SMILE..
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CHICAGO OWN THANK U FOR THE CHICAGO SOUND WE HAVE BEAUITFUL PREFORMERS SMILE..
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MY FAVORITE SONG FROM THEM THE SLY, SLICK, AND WICKED SMILE..
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Hey my friends and I used to doo wop like them because when we
Played their music the girls love us as the djs
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Its five o clock in the morning, I member then days. Glad them days are over. Not sure if them early morning could go on...
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The slick the sly the wicked watch out now.
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Thank you for bringing all this music bavk
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The sly, the slick, the wicked... *Beware young girls*
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Chii town Dusties
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Goodness this song brings back some memories
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I remember this so well. My teenag years are all wrapped up in a beautiful Pandora bow. Thank you for bringing back the magic life held for me back in the 60's.
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CLASSIC!
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I was love this song!!! When I meet a guy I intentionall y keep this song in mind
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Wow, I'd forgotten about these guys!
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Pandora has music to sooth the savages, so savages be soothed! Kinston, N.C.
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tuned in at work . i have great and diverse selection of music thanks to pandora (i am trying to get it plugged into my NOOK) anyway ....... music has the power to set the pace and mood of this office i'm having a great day and LOVING IT.
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Oh Yes The Good Olod Days. Where A Gen Tle Man appreciated A Lady. Thank You Very Much For Playing This Side. Loving It BABy. Loving It.....Bronx , NY
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super hit you will love it...****
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Going back all the men please stand and prayer for more like you. what What has happen to you men? Do you know what being a men is, it is getting a job and taking on a family and be in the here and know. Not a fantasy about today or tomorrow. Only today and making it, so be in the here and now not one day or fifty years ago but right know.
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