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Maze were formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 1971 (previous incarnations were, Frankie Beverly and The Butlers, and later Raw Soul). Frankie Beverly a.k.a Howard Beverly (b. 6th December 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - lead vocals, rhythm guitar) Originally from Philadelphia, Maze were formed by Frankle Beverly in 1971, and were originally known as Raw Soul. When Frankie was 12, he joined the Philly doo wop group the Silhouettes and went on tour with them in 1959. Frankie had served apprenticeships in several Philadelphia groups One such unit, Frankie Beverly And The Butlers, recorded several well-received singles in the 60's (including 'The Sun's Message' and 'She Tried to Kiss Me'). Frankie then formed a self-contained band, Raw Soul, and relocated to San Francisco where they became the house band at a local club, the Scene. Frankie Beverly's most notable side for Gamble was 'If That´s What You Wanted' (popular on the Northern Soul Scene). 'Because Of My Heart' on Rouser Records is reputedly to have only one copy pressed. Discovered by a girlfriend of Marvin Gaye, the group subsequently supported the singer in concert, and it was he who suggested they change their name in a reference to their more relaxed style of Soul Music (other suggestions included Karma and Charisma). Maze signed to Capitol Records in 1976, and at Capitol they released a 8 albums, 'Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly' in 1977, 'Golden Time Of Day' in 1978, 'Inspiration' in 1979, including 'Feel That You're Feelin' and 'Call Me', 'Joy And Pain' in 1980, including 'Southern Girl' and 'The Look In Your Eyes', whilst their next album was recorded live in New Orleans, with 15th of November declared 'Maze Day' in the city.



Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
upcoming concerts

Saturday 05 Mar 2011
Delta Downs Event Center
2717 Delta Downs Drive 70668 Vinton, LA, US
8:00 PM

Saturday 19 March 2011
105 East Pascagoula Street 39207 Jackson, MS, US
Jackson Convention Complex

Thu, 05/05/11 - Sun, 05/08/11
New Orleans, LA New Orleans Fairgrounds New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival