Bo & The Metros

Formed around a core of Tuskegee, Alabama, transplants—Harold “Bo” Sweeney on guitar; Rochester Ezell on bass; “Ted” on organ: “John” on drums—Bo & the Metros was a short-lived club quartet spun out of Cleveland’s Baby Smith & the Singing Crusaders group. “Buttered Out” b/w “Moving On” appeared on Boddie’s two-off Cookin’ imprint in 1974, its label clearly an extension of the abandoned Soul Kitchen brand. Never a full time concern, Bo and company appeared in just one advertisement in the Call & Post to prove they ever played anywhere beyond these two sides, backing the Brilliants over Thanksgiving weekend 1969 at the Ashbury Lounge.

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