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Elvin Spencer


Elvin Spencer spent the bulk of his career as an artist pushing his best composition, the upbeat stomper "Lift This Hurt." The song, in various versions, ended up being released on five different labels, with Twinight being its second. Spencer moved to Chicago after leaving the military in 1969 and immediately started performing around town. After months of early sets in empty rooms, he was discovered by arranger extraordinaire David Baldwin who delivered him to Bill Meeks at Al-Teen. The first release of "Lift This Hurt," issued on Al-Teen's Winner subsidiary, received little airplay, but it did catch the attention of Syl Johnson, who convinced Twinight to purchase Spencer's contract.


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