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Eddie Billups - Shake Off That Dream

Eddie Billups - Shake Off That Dream

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7" - New. Release Date: 10/12/21.

Genre: Soul

Billups (aka Eddie Owens) was born in Connecticut in 1933 and is an accomplished R&B musician and all-round performer. He is known and indeed revered on the UK rare soul scene for his 1973 Northern/Crossover anthem “Shake Off That Dream”. The song was originally released on the local label Helpp and then Nationally via John Richbourg’s production company J. R. Enterprises on the Seventy Seven imprint. Both versions are identical.

Later, circa 1977, Billups re-released a funkier take of the song on Solid Gold attributed to Shorty Billups (Eddie’s brother) and on Gar-Pax attributed to Eddie Billups & The C.C.’s.

The original release, featured here, is regarded as the definitive version.


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