Clarence Paul & Members – Operation Breadbasket

Well what needs to be said about Clarence Paul? Credited with being the man who “discovered” Stevie Wonder as a 10 year old, Clarence was also seen as his mentor as well as producing some of his early songs.

Not only was Clarence instrumental in bringing Stevie’s unique talents to the fore, but he also wrote and produced records for Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves & Vandellas and The Temptations whilst being part of the Motown stable.

Clarence Paul (or Pauling to give him his real name) began singing in a gospel group in the early fifties at a young age with his brother Lowan called the Royal Sons (who later became the Five Royales). As well as working for Motown, Clarence recorded a number of his own records of which this was the highlight.

Check out the soundclip for a nice piece of rare funk.

0 Replies to “Clarence Paul & Members – Operation Breadbasket”

  1. Mel

    Love this track, picked it up on the 90s compilation Funk Cargo, great comp and it is one of the outstanding best tracks on there. Any idea who The Members were?

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    • gazfunk Post author

      Not sure – to my knowledge they were session musicians as Clarence Paul recorded a few tracks without The Members. It’s been hard trying to find info on them as there’s a UK punk band called The Members too..

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