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King Records Musician Waddell Falland Passes Away

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Falland was a member of The Solars, Bobby and the Expressions and The Famous Flames.

Waddell Falland, who recorded on King Records, passed away May 29, according to Walker Funeral Home. He along with Jimmy Railey were both members of The Solars, Bobby and the Expressions and The Famous Flames.  

Mr. Falland also recorded behind King Records sessions with Bootsy Collins, James Brown, and Hank Ballard. One of the King Records songs he recorded as a member of The Famous Flames in 1970 was "Who Am I?" and on the flip side, "Nobody Knows But My Baby and Me."

Falland's funeral has been scheduled for Friday, June 8, at the Walker Funeral Home at 930 Findlay Street in the West End. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m.

Listen to "Stand Up and Be Counted" by The Flames below:

And listen to "Here's My Heart" by The Solars on King Records here: 

We're saddened to hear of Mr. Falland's passing since we had hoped to interview him and Jimmy Railey again in WVXU's studio about their work at King Records for a James Brown special that's scheduled to air in September 2018 during King Records Month in Cincinnati. Jimmy Railey has agreed to come into the studio next week to share his memories with Brian Powers, co-producer of these King Records specials for WVXU.