The Magnificent Men

The Magnificent Men

A white R&B vocal septet from York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, the Magnificent Men (often abbreviated to the ‘Mag Men’) drew their members from doo-wop groups called the Endells (who released one single, ‘Vicky’, in 1963) and the Del-Chords (who released ‘Everybody’s Gotta Lose Someday’ in 1964). From the latter band were culled singers Dave Bupp and Buddy King, with instrumental backing provided by the former Endells (Jim Seville, Bob Angelucci, Tom Hoover, Terry Crousare and Tom Pane). They signed to Capitol Records and ‘Peace Of Mind’ was released in 1965. The follow-up single was ‘Maybe, Maybe Baby’, radio exposure for which brought them to the Apollo Theatre in New York. Their legendary performance here drew James Brown up from the audience, joining them in a 45-minute set. However, the group was facing difficulty in outgrowing their local popularity, with ‘Stormy Weather’ failing and ‘I Could Be So Happy’ only managing a meagre number 93 in the Billboard charts. Joining the Motortown Revue as its only white act, their next effort was ‘The Sweet Soul Medley’, a version of the Arthur Conley standard reworked to include nods to their favourite groups of the day. The rest of their Capitol singles failed significantly to embellish their reputation (despite a strong reading of Jimmy Webb’s ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix) and in 1969 the Magnificent Men moved to Mercury Records. Both ‘Holly Go Softly’ and a version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Lay Lady Lay’ also stalled. When Bupp left he was replaced by Stan Sommers (ex-Del-Satins) but the group did not record again.

Title Album Genre Tools
Much, Much More of Your Love The Magnificent Men R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1960s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Tambourine, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, In Love, and Night Club
Subgenres:
Motown and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Magnificent Men, #2
Release Year:
1967
Track ID:
40564
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Peace of Mind The Magnificent Men R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1960s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Violin, and Xylophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Motown and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Magnificent Men, #3
Release Year:
1967
Track ID:
40565
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Maybe, Maybe Baby The Magnificent Men R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1960s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Violin
Keywords:
Bright, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Motown and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Magnificent Men, #5
Release Year:
1967
Track ID:
40566
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
I Got News The Magnificent Men R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1960s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Victory
Subgenres:
Motown and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Magnificent Men, #8
Release Year:
1967
Track ID:
40567
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Cry With Me Baby The Magnificent Men R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1960s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Triangle, Trumpet, and Xylophone
Keywords:
Bright, Dramatic, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak, In Love, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Motown and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Magnificent Men, #9
Release Year:
1967
Track ID:
40568
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Do A Justice To Your Heart The Magnificent Men R&B/Soul
Client:
Era:
1960s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Tambourine, and Trumpet
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Heartbreak, Make-Up, and Victory
Subgenres:
Motown and Soul
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
The Magnificent Men, #10
Release Year:
1967
Track ID:
40570
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back