Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


 R&B singer James Purify died this past week.  With his cousin Robert Lee Dickey (as "Bobby Purify"), James & Bobby Purify were a popular act from 1965-1971, with their biggest hit "I'm Your Puppet" coming in 1966. Dickey retired in 1971 due to health reason; from then to 1975, James Purify pursued a single career, the united with Ben Moore (as the second "Bobby Purify") through the 1980s.  Moore later retired from the music industry in 1998 after developing severe glaucoma. which blinded him.  Ray Charles convinced Moore to come out of retirement and he released an album as "Bobby Purify" in 2005.  He later joined The Blind Boys of Alabama.

The death of James Purify from complications of Covid-19 hit home here on the Florida Panhandle because he ws a Pensacola native.

Some of their songs:

You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

Shake a Tail Feather

I'm Your Puppet

Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)

Hitch Hike

Morning Glory

So Many Reasons

Hello There

Let Love Come Between Us

I've Got Everything I Need (I've Got You)

Get Closer

I Don't Want to Have to Wait

She Ain't Gonna Do Right

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