||In Soul's prime, Darrell Banks, Donnie Elbert, Dyke and the Blazers, and
Jimmie Raye all left their home town of BUFFALO, NY. Resident WILLIAM NUNN
stayed behind with good faith in the ground under his feet.
During the fall of 1967 Nunn began assembling a recording studio in the
basement of his house and opened a club in the city. Both outlets would
give young resident talent as well as touring Soul stars an opportunity to
record and perform in his home town. Today, an untold mass of brittle and
profound Soul and Gospel recordings remain. Self-made, close to home and
close to heart; the recording's on William's MO DO imprint playback with
unconventional humanity and anomalous presence.
Though both only fifteen at the time, William's son BOBBY NUNN and
friend EUGENE COPLIN from down the street, would give Mo Do Records it's
first vinyl outing with their stirring single "YOU GAVE ME LOVE". Over the
next few years, BOB & GENE's name would appear beneath the Mo Do label on a
handful of some of the deepest and sweetest Soul sides ever carved into wax.
MoDo was truly WILLIAM NUNN's treasure and BOB & GENE, his most prized gems.
Sadly, their full length album would never make it to press during William's
Before his death, William entrusted his dusty library of tapes to DAVID
GRIFFITHS, a passionate young record collector and New York State Soul
historian, who in turn brought the tapes to DAPTONE RECORDS. Now, after
endless hours of exploration and restoration, we are proud to present in
its entirety for the first time BOB & GENE's full length album "IF THIS
WORLD WERE MINE . . ."