As the years slip by, the appreciation of the
Masqueraders keeps getting higher. The more people
see and hear them, the more they are in awe of their
harmonizing skills. Although they never had a huge
hit, their unique, classy singing keeps people
reverting to their old recordings frequently.
- Heikki Suosalo, Soul Express
In LocoBopís collection of ten great tracks by The
Masqueraders, entitled ďIn Love,Ē the groupís style
circa 1970 is exemplified.
The Masqueradersí genesis goes back fifty years when
Robert ďTexĒ Wrightsil formed a group called The
Stairs in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. They
recorded one record for Sound Town, a local Dallas
label, in 1959.
After several line-up changes, their recording
career as The Masqueraders began in 1964. After a
stint in Detroit, the group has, for the most part,
made Memphis, Tennessee their home, where they still
(2009) actively perform, write, and record.
tracks on this set include
LETíS FACE FACTS,
LOVE ANONYMOUS, and ON THE OTHER SIDE.