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Cashmeres / Electrifying Cashmeres

Akron, early 1970s

According to other online sources, the Cashmeres were a four member soul group from Akron. They recorded their first record for Rubbertown Sound, which like other records on the label, suffered from a thin production.

Their second 45, a nice update of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" was released locally on the Rubbertown label and was a regional hit. The record was picked up for national distribution by the Sound Stage 7 label from Nashville, where the group was credited as Don McClain and the Electrifying Cashmeres.

The group recorded a third and final 45 for SS7, a remake of the fairly recent hit by Jr Walker and the All Stars, "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love).. These sides seem like they were recorded in Nashville, while the first two were recorded locally.

That's all the concrete info we have.


This Moment / The Sandman - Rubbertown Sound 102/3, R-21849/50
You Send Me / Summertime - Rubbertown  1719/Sound Stage 7 2666, Sept. 1970
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) / Ooh, I Love You - SS7 1500