... I couldn’t sleep through the night. So there I was at 3 a.m., scanning through all the cable channels, and I saw the same infomercial playing on four different channels simultaneously.
It was for TimeLife’s “Sweet Soul of the ’70s” CD set. My first time seeing that infomercial.
Also my first time getting an extended look at Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of the well-known actor.
Cuba Sr. was lead singer of the Main Ingredient. Click here to hear my favorite hit of his, “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely.”
Below is a 4½-minute interview with Mr. Gooding off of TimeLife’s YouTube channel. He tells an interesting tale about “Everybody Plays the Fool,” the Main Ingredient’s biggest record. Turns out it was written with Charley Pride in mind...