Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr

Virgil Johnson, Al Dawson, Willie Tatum, and Norris Durr were a group of neighborhood kids who called themselves the Revelations. Prompted by a friend, Moss decided to give them an audition. The song they sang that day was anything but a revelation, but those voices were right on. Liking the ring that "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young" had coming off the tongue, Moss re-christened the group Johnson, Dawson, Tatum & Durr. A few weeks later he would absent-mindedly swap Dawson for Hawkins while laying out the labels for their single "You Can't Blame Me," accidentally renaming them a third time. If you haven't heard it yet, stop reading right now and drown yourself in pure liquid soul.

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