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 James Wayne and the Soul Soothers

Dayton, mid 1960s - early 1970s

James Wayne and the Soul Soothers were from Dayton. They were playing local clubs in the 1967-8 time period. One ad shows them with Piney Brown as the lead singer. They were billed as James Wayne and the Soul Brothers in a 1967 ad. It's possible that Wayne was a stage name. He was listed as the guitarist in the Piney Brown ad.

The band played several times in Indianapolis during 1967/8.

The band recorded a 45 in 1969, without Piney Brown, who seems to have gone on his own. The record was probably recorded in Cincinnati, it was pressed by QCA. The A side is deep soul and the flip is a midtempo soul sound.

In 1972 the band was playing nightclubs in Texas and Missoula, Montana! These gigs were in June, August, October and December of 1972. There are no mentions in the papers of them from 1969 until then. Some of the Texas shows were at military bases so they may have hooked up with booking agency that placed bands on bases.

The name shows up again in  March 1977, from Lawton, OK.

That's all we know

My Last Letter / I've Found Someone - Key-Lan 487-5, Aug 1969