Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Herb Kent, The Kool Gent Presents THE LOVELITES



Not to be confused with the Brooklyn girl group of the same name, the Lovelites were a Chicago-based vocal group that record collectors have sought their vinyls over the years.
The presenter for this Chi-Town comp is Herb Kent. Kent got his first paying gig at age 19 making only 35 dollars a week. That was 1949. Since then, he's worked continuously on-air in and around Chicago. At the age of 83, he holds the Guinness world record as the oldest working DJ. Along the way, he picked up the nickname "Cool Gent," and is credited with coining the phrase "dusty records, " or just "dusties" in reference to classic tracks.
This is why our "Rose" is DustyRose! She also has been a long time friend of Herb Kent so you can understand how & why her "soul" runs so deep.         
Herb Kent was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
It's  time to enjoy his presentation!

The Goods:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/31rza2

24 comments:

  1. Thanks Mello for the drop I love the Lovelites

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  2. Por nada Monica, you & hubby enjoy as the quality of the tracks are excellent.

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  3. Qvo Mello,
    firme drop homie got this one but just show you so love carnal.

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    1. It's all good Mac but I bet the info clued you in a bit, que bo?

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  4. Gracias Mello, Much respect for the home work you do getting the history together..i really enjoy reading and learning about these great groups and artist.

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    1. Thanks Smoker, I was always interested in that sort of stuff ever since I started listening to music.

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  5. THANKS Mello!!!!! I love the Lovelites, awesome drop!

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    1. You're very welcome Fernando, gracias.

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  6. Nice drop MELLO, The Lovelites are the bomb carnal!

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    1. Gracias Brownboy! Yes they are....

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  7. Firme home-sweet-home Chicago soul, Mello. Gracias y mucho respeto homie. Makes me want 2 spin some Dee Clark & The Kool Gents doo-wops next.

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    1. Say Chi-Town...thanks for your comment & all the respect goes back to you & family homie. Spin some, you're the doo-wop guru.

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  8. Loved this album Mello...I love Herbie baby too, I remember him saying one time, "The day I stop Dee Jaying is the day I don't wake up in the morning"...Can't believe he'll be hitting 83 this yr...Thanks 4 the drop!

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    1. I know what you mean Rose, the Lovelites have been enjoyed for some time now around here & right along with Herb.

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  9. Sweet drop homeboy,This is a FIRME drop...the lovelites are off the hook...Gracias for sharing this quality comp....

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    1. Thanks Panch! I know the Lovelites' trax have been well documented on other comps but I figured why not post a Chi-Town original.

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  10. All that local knowledge, Mello - I'd never have found this one on my own. Many thanks !

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    1. This comp never had national distribution so many people would not know of it's existence. Wherever Mac got it, it's origin more than likely was "Dusty Grooves America".
      This is a record store here in the Windy City that began as strictly mail order & sells all over the world.
      This is where I bought it back in 1999.

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  11. There's no substitute for your local knowlwdge, Mello - I'd never have found this gem on my own. Many Thanks !!!

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    1. My local knowledge? If you keep giving props like that Rossy, my hat will no longer fit my head LOL. Thanx chief!

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  12. So good, it had to be said twice .... or maybe just finger trouble ....

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  13. This is a true treasure... Thank you Melly Mel! Loved the intro,

    Blessings,
    MzO

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    1. Glad you consider it a treasure & you're very welcome. Gotta say; thanks for the props on the intro too my sistah!

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