Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Icemen

It was thought for a long time that The Icemen were the Pointdexter brothers Richard and Robert however in 2004, the Early Hendrix website identified them as Gino Armstrong and James Stokes. This identification was apparently made by Jimmy Norman in an unissued interview by a Steve Roby.

According to Soul Harmony Singles, The Icemen had at least four 45's but a possible 5th is identified by Dave Rimmer's website Soulful Kinda Music. They had 2 45's on Samar as detailed below plus How Can I Get Over A Fox Like You/Loogaboo on ABC, It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back Baby/It's Time You Knew on Ole-9 and a 5th 45 You've Got A Style Of Your Own/Let The Song Play on Vest.

Samar 111 (My Girl) She's A Fox/I Wonder What It Takes

Both sides were produced by Johnny Brantley. She's A Fox was written by the Poindexter Brothers. Gino and James share writing credits on I Wonder and both sides were arranged by Lonnie Youngblood.

Samar 117 Sugar Baby/Only Time Will Tell

Again both sides were produced by Johnny Brantley

Further research needs to be done on The Icemen

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