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Tears in My Eyes. The Kenny Hamber Story - Kenny Hamber and John Smith


Tears in My Eyes. The Kenny Hamber Story - Kenny Hamber and John Smith


Kenny Hamber was born in Baltimore in 1943. Growing up in the projects there, he was strongly drawn to singing (much more so than to general education). After embarking on a musical journey as a member of a vocal harmony group, he struck out on his own as a solo singer just as soul music's golden age was dawning. He spent much of the 1960's performing in & around his home city though he headed off to New York and Philadelphia to progress his recording career (working with the likes of Bert Berns, King Curtis, Cissy Houston, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and others in the process).

Towards the end of the 1960's, once again a member of a group, he relocated to Providence, Rhode Island to seek new opportunities. After establishing himself there, he built a new group and landed another recording contract. Moving on once again, this time to Hartford, he continued his career meeting numerous challenges along the way. After getting to perform overseas, Kenny finally learnt that all his efforts had not been in vain and that his old records were much sought after in various parts of the world. Over fifty years after he started out, Kenny is still chasing his dreams.'Tears In My Eyes' tells his fascinating story.

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