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Charles Mintz music CDs Charles B. Mintz
The youngest of three brothers hailing from Orangeburg, SC. Charles would sing together with his siblings for friends and family until a cousin-hook him up with a band call The Majestics, Charles began to sing covers at record-hops, high schools, and college shows. His English teacher got on his case about his developing talent, she said, if you use all that energy to sing someone else's songs. Why don't you write and sing something of your own, and that's how it all started, Charles, wrote a song in school called "There's No Need Crying" the young ladies would go crazy when he would perform. Charles, move to Philly in the late 60's and early 70's he met up with manager, and producer, Gene Lawson. Mr. Lawson is best known as Otis Redding's Publicist, and also for recording Teddy Pendergrass, before joining Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, in fact Teddy, sang back ground vocals on Charles, first recording session. Though these sessions remained unreleased until now.
Gene Lawson, introduced, Charles, to Otis Redding who took an interest in Charles Voice, and his writing ability. Otis Redding recorded one of Charles, song call "Free Me" and wanted to bring him into the Stax record family, but faith would not let it happen Otis Redding, was kill in a plane crash Dec. 10, 1967. Then Gene Lawson decided he wanted to start his own record label call "UpLook Records" he recorded Charles Mintz, his first artist on the "UpLook Label" a song call "Since I Found You" written by Charles Mintz, "Give A Man A Break" written by Eugene Jones of the Volcanoes singing group. His 3rd single for "UpLook" call "Running Back," which has become a cult favorite in England, where it is being played in soul night clubs all over Europe today,.
Charles Mintz, has performed with many recording groups ...