Frank Tenella & Years People

Odex 1067 – Funky Drop (Part 1) / You Came Along And Changed My Whole Life And Made It Worth Living

Frank Tenella was a local Greenville singer active c.1970 & his side here is a stunning piece of deep soul with probably the longest title in a family of labels with some really long titles.  The Years People Band get to do their thing on the flip with the aptly titled Funky Drop.  Unfortunately again, not much is known of Frank Tenella & The Years People Band’s biographies, although the Years People also are the band on The Soul Twins Big Beat 45.  It has been written that they had connections to Cleveland, OH & at some point featured Ann Bogan (who replaced Gladys Horton in The Marvelettes) but I am unable to confirm this is the same band. It is thought that this is Frank Tenella’s only 45.

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