Posted: January 6, 2012 at 3:23 am
Underrated Black Singers: RADIO FACTS FAN SUBMITTED: “Stokley doesn’t get the recognition he deserves as a true vocalist. He’s never mentioned in these conversations.”… well he is now and I agree Mint Condition should have been HUGE. You would certainly be hard-pressed to find many singers that sound BETTER in person than on record (see video below of Stokley singing in Dallas. I remember working on the air at KJLH and Stevie Wonder called me on the hotline, during our conversation, I was playing a Mint Condition record in the background and Steve said “You know Stokley is one of my favorite singers.” I realized how great of a compliment that was coming from an icon himself. I’m not sure what happened with Mint Condition. Too many members? Timing? I’m willing to admit, it was probably the politics of the labels and the radio stations. Great material, nonetheless. Since Stokley remained with the group there is a great advantage, they still have a huge fan base and can still perform.