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Swamp Dogg: "Maybe I'm doomed to obscurity." The Jerry William, Jr. Story — the R&B Genius Nobody Knows

Bob Merlis, Words & Music, August 1972

"I'M STILL paying dues I don't have to pay," says producer-arranger-musician-singer-promotion man Jerry Williams, Jr. on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. "I should have my lifetime membership by this time." The emergence of Williams has largely gone unnoticed by the soul and pop crowd alike; just why so very few have become aware of this man's manifest talents is a question almost impossible to answer.

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