- Limmie Snell
Limmie Snell is a soul
singerborn in Dalton, Alabama.
As Lemmie B. Good, he began recording at the age of 11 for
Columbia Records, Mercury Recordsand Warner Bros. Records. Limmie and the Family Cookingwas the name of the group he formed later.
The group had one single on
Scepter Recordsbefore signing with Atco Records. In the UK the group recorded three hit singles, "You Can Do Magic" (#3 UK 1973), "Dreamboat," (#31 UK 1973) and a cover versionof The Essex's "A Walkin' Miracle" (#6 UK 1974).
Later, he travelled to England and formed
Limmie Funk Limited, a short lived band integrated musicians who later had success (big or little): Tony Mansfield, Nick Strakerand Phil Towner who formed in 1977 the pioneer synthpop band New Musik, and the brothers Paul and Robert Simon, who later joined numerous new wave bands in the late 1970s and 1980s, like Neo, Girls At Our Best, Radio Stars, Cowboys Internationaland Glen Matlock's Mavericksand Philistinesin the case of Paul, and (also) Neo, Ultravoxand Magazine in the case of the latter. But Snell's drug addiction ended the band, who toured England all 1976.
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