After signing on to promote William Thourlby’s, the Original Marlboro, new book You Are What You Wear, I found myself having time between the book’s promo tour to explore the Atlanta music scene.
I found this to be a America’s Music heaven! Earth, Wind & Fire, The Tams, Billy Joe Royal, etc. Also found several up and coming acts like Stephanie Petis, who also was an FSU grad like myself. Stephanie played a mean flute and when I began to promote the Kraz Disco I hired her and her band to do my new promo gig – Jazz at Kraz during Happy Hour. She was an immediate hit!
Later during the promotion of my own Great American Footrace with my partner Jimmie Faulkner we hired The Tams to perform for us. To this day The Tams are still performing their standards like Laugh It Off, I’ve Been Hurt, What Kinda Fool, etc. As far as I know this is the only THIRD generation R&B group playing!