Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
More Than A Woman
Don’t Take Away The Music
Students of the heredity versus the environment debate will find it difficult to separate the genes from the hearthstone in the case of Arthur “Pooch”, Antone “Chubby”, and Feliciano “Butch” and Perry Lee “Tiny”.
Their father, a multi-talented musician with a passion for Wes Montgomery and Jimmy McGriff, played guitar and sang in small clubs in the Tavares’ hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Their oldest brother, John, kindled his siblings’ interest in the tight, fluid singing of R&B harmony groups such as the Cadillacs, the Penguins and the Moonglows and personal tastes filled in any existing gaps with, among others, Mary Wells, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Etta James. But whatever the magical, musical combination, the balance was, and is just right.