Jesup, GA based band.
Willard "Dub" Collins, Will Roberson, Madison Gibson, Jimmy Highsmith, Gerald Gibson, Johnny Keith, Jay Bowen, Jim Wade
1970-1972 "Poppafoxx," who opened for: "Dennis Yost and the "Classics IV" (Spooky)-Billboard's #12 in 1968. (Stormy)-Billboard's #5 in 1968-1969. (Everyday With You Girl)-Billboard's #19 in 1969. (Traces)-Billboard's #2 in 1969. Band members at this time included: Jeff Hires (formerly with the Soul Sensation from Jesup, GA) , Johnny Keith, Will Roberson, Jimmy Highsmith, Madison Gibson, Gerald Gibson, Jim Wade, and Jay Bowen. Other band members included: Lou Van Dora, Willard "Dub" Collins, James "Bubba" Reeves, and Bill Smith.
This band was originally named Southern Sounds of Soul, 1966-70
1966-1970 "Southern Sounds of Soul," who opened for:
1. "The Showmen" (39-21-40-Shape) (It Will Stand)-Billboards's #69 in 1961.
2. "Spanky and Our Gang" (I'd Like To Get To Know You)-Billboard's #17 in 1968. (Sunday Will Never Be The Same)-Billboard's #9 in 1967.
The "Southern Sounds of Soul" made their first recording in 1969 (I Really Love You) (Main Squeeze) with Will Roberson acting as co-writer. Band members on this recording include; Johnny Keith, Will Roberson, Roy Davis, Jimmy Highsmith, Jay Bowen, Don Kelly, Mickey McCrary, and Ted White. Other band members included Danny Broadhurst, Gerald Howard, Henry Wynn, David Harrelson, and James (Bubba) Reeves.
1972: Jimmy-Bubba Reese on bass, Bill Smith, Will Roberson, James
"Bubba" Reeves and John Randall Smith. Brunswick Rec. Center. John Randall Smith on Trumpet.
First, and last, Poppa Foxx Christmas party, Dec. 1971. Madison Gibson, Will Roberson and Johnny Keith.
Pics and info courtesy Madison Gibson