Limmie & Family Cookin'

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Limmie & Family Cookin' was an American family pop group from Canton, Ohio.

History[edit]

Although Limmie Snell was born in Dalton, Alabama, his family moved to Canton when he was very young. He recorded with Columbia Records from age 11 as a solo artist before joining family members Jimmy and Martha Snell to form Limmie & the Family Cooking. They released one single on Scepter Records, then signed with Avco Embassy, where they released three singles which hit the UK Singles Chart in 1973-74: "You Can Do Magic" (UK #3), "Dreamboat" (UK #31), and "A Walking Miracle" (UK #6).[1] The last of them was a cover version of a song by The Essex. Despite their success in the United Kingdom, they dented the US charts only once, with "You Can Do Magic" (#84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #42 on the Billboard R&B chart).[2] Their releases were primarily produced by Sandy Linzer and Steve Metz.

Because of their popularity in the UK, they continued performing there regularly into the 1980s.[3] They split into two musical ensemble, the second of which was formed in 1976 under the name Limmie Funk Unlimited. Its line-up consisted of Limmie on vocals, Nick Straker aka Nick Bailey on keyboards, Pete Hammond on bass guitar, Andy Gierus on guitar and Phil Towner on drums.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Search for "Limmie" performed at Everyhit.com Archived 2008-10-12 at the Wayback Machine. database on August 1, 2008
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  3. ^ Andrew Hamilton, Limmie & the Family Cooking at Allmusic