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As the years slip by, the appreciation of the Masqueraders keeps getting higher. The more people see and hear them, the more they are in awe of their harmonizing skills.  Although they never had a huge hit, their unique, classy singing keeps people reverting to their old recordings frequently.

 - Heikki Suosalo, Soul Express

In LocoBop’s collection of ten great tracks by The Masqueraders, appropriately entitled “So Nice,” the group’s style circa 1980 is exemplified, with the addition of “When Old Man Trouble Calls,” a track they released on their own label (TNT) in 1992.

The Masqueraders’ genesis goes back fifty years when Robert “Tex” Wrightsil formed a group called The Stairs in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. They recorded one record for Sound Town, a local Dallas label, in 1959.

After several line-up changes, their recording career as The Masqueraders began in 1964. After a stint in Detroit, the group has, for the most part, made Memphis, Tennessee their home, where they still (2008) actively perform, write, and record.

 
 
 
 

DESIRE

I LOVE YOU, I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU

INTO YOUR SOUL

IT’S SO NICE

ROCK JAM

FOR THE SAKE OF PRIDE

I’LL BE YOUR SHOULDER TO CRY ON

STARRY LOVE

WHEN OLD MAN TROUBLE CALLS

UPS AND DOWNS

 
 

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