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Dick Griffey Puts New Energy Into Black Music: Solar Power
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Other services; Litigation; Executives
Author: Williams, Linda
Date: Jul 18, 1988
Start Page: 1
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The Deele's "Shoot 'Em Up Movies" is climbing the charts. Dynasty's "Tell Me (Do U Want My Love?)" has made a respectable showing this year, and L.A. and Babyface are all over the charts as the writer-performers responsible for several hits that have perked up the ears of black music fans recently. And, of course, veteran hit makers the Whispers just signed a new long-term contract. Dick Griffey, the burly 49-year-old whose record label records these pop music stars, is pleased as punch as he surveys the scene from the Hollywood headquarters of Dick Griffey Productions. The black music business, which Griffey has influenced by nurturing young songwriters and producers, is stronger than ever. And he's heading for Atlanta this week for the Democratic National Convention, as a personal adviser to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. (excerpt)

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