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Al Goodman of Ray Goodman & Brown dies

     

It is with immense sorrow that we inform SoulTrackers that Al Goodman, one-third of Ray, Goodman & Brown as well as the Moments ("Love on a Two Way Street"), has died due to complications from surgery.  Part of two of the most underrated soul groups of the past half century, Goodman provided the "bottom end" on hits such as "Special Lady" and "Take It To the Limit."  We had gotten to know Al here at SoulTracks, and he was a wonderful man and a consummateRay, Goodman & Brown entertainer.  He often wrote to us to tell us about the newest happenings with the group and always expressed a deep love for the audiences who had supported him throughout his career. All of the deaths of soul music greats so far in 2010 have hurt, but this one brings particular pain to us.

Funeral services for Al will be Monday August 2 at:

John Harms/Bergen PAC Theatre
30 North Van Brunt
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 210-816-8160

Service Hours:
Wake: 9AM - 11AM
Service: 11AM- 1PM

Ray Goodman and Brown.   Part of the generation of soul music groups that arose in the late 60s and early 70s, the combination of Harry Ray, Al Goodman and Billy Brown became most notable as perhaps the greatest live performing group of that elite bunch.   While many groups of that era had more successful recording careers, few have equaled the stage presence and consistent crowd pleasing shows of RG&B. Read More...

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As I said above, this death

As I said above, this death really hurts. Al was one of the most consistently upbeat people I've dealt with since we started SoulTracks. And if you've ever seen Ray Goodman & Brown live, you've seen the best there is onstage. We will miss him dearly.

There have been too many

There have been too many great singers dying this year. What a loss!

I saw Ray, Goodman & Brown

I saw Ray, Goodman & Brown in concert with the Chi-Lites and the Stylistics. They just knocked me out, they were so funny and talented. R.I.P. Al.

I have their CD "A Moment

I have their CD "A Moment With Friends" and it is one of my favorite CDs of all time. They still sang great to this day. I will miss Al Goodman.

One of the best "Live

One of the best "Live Performance Groups" that ever hit a stage. Rest In Peace Mr. Goodman, and thanks Soul Tracks for a definitive time capsule of their remarkable career.

The Moments/ Ray Goodman &

The Moments/ Ray Goodman & Brown, what a group over the yrs, back in the 60's it was the moments then as I got older it was Ray Goodman & Brown, what a group , talk about showman ship, fabulous, each man of the group was davshing, and sharply dressed, the groups back in the day was off the hook,
Al Goodman will be missed. my condolences to his family and to the rest of the group of ray goodman & brown

omg i can not believe this i

omg i can not believe this i was looking forward in seeing him next month in fairfax virginia at a crab feast i will be attending, this is a great lost, Al will be missed but never forgot, he was smooth and alway had my undivided attention i love the way he performed when he got on stage,my prayers goes to his family and friends, we will miss you Al but you will never be forgotten ever. We love you but the Lord love you even more. Love Nina Simmons

WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS

WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU AL...THE EPITOMY OF TALENT, CLASS AND SO VERY COOL.....YOU WERE RESPECTED BY YOUR FELLOW ARTISTS AND THE FANS WHO APPRECIATED YOU SO MUCH OVER THE MANY YEARS...ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN.....TILL THEN THE RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS WILL SUSTAIN US.....HEAVEN HAS GAINED A NEW MEMBER OF THAT ELITE CHOIR OF GOD...REST NOW MY FRIEND....WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU......SGT. G.

I am so saddened to learn

I am so saddened to learn Mr. Goodman's passing. RG&B is one of my favorite groups. I saw RG&B in concert once and they were awesome. Talk about showmanship, personality, and raw talent. Thank you so much for giving us quality music that's timeless. God Bless.

So Sad. So very sad. May he

So Sad. So very sad. May he be happy with God. Condolences to Mr Goodman's Family and friends and to Mr Brown. May God be with them. Keep your chin up Mr Billy Brown.

The Moments period, help to

The Moments period, help to bring a lot of joy
to my life back in the late 60's, 70's. I remember
going to see them live along with the Delfonics, and
some of the other r&b great groups.

Al Goodman May God be with you, Rest In Peace!!!

What a great loss...I have

What a great loss...I have all kinds of music and memories...RIP

Thank You Soul Tracks for

Thank You Soul Tracks for sharing this sad news about another Pennsylvania Native Son. The Pennsylvania Museum of Music and Broadcast History, wishes all to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful contributions Al Goodman has made.

Surely there are many that

Surely there are many that share what I feel. A personal lost.
I had the priviledge of working with Al when he, along with Harry and Billy were the Moments at All Platinum Records in Englewood NJ. Whether recording or just hangimg out, Al was always a great person to be around. My condolence to the Goodman family

OUR PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY HE

OUR PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY HE WILL BE MISSED
LIFE IS SHORT PUT GOD FIRST WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING TRUST ME I KNOW

GOD BLESS

God Bless Him! RIP my

God Bless Him! RIP my brother! We will miss your beautiful voice! Peace out!

OUR PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY HE

OUR PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY HE WILL BE MISSED

Al Goodman of Ray Goodman & Brown

"A Sky Lark In Song...." The

"A Sky Lark In Song...."
The "Moments," (Ray, Goodman & Brown)...I have their DVD of the same name. Al Goodman was very much missed when they appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA: "Soul Of The 70s." It was as though they were missing a leg or an arm. Billy Brown reported
Goodman was recovering and doing nicely...I sighed with relief....but heard about an hour ago on KISS FM about his passing.
Blessings to his family. Thank you "SoulTracks" for continuing to care...GloriaJ.

"A Sky Lark In Song...." The

"A Sky Lark In Song...."
The "Moments," (Ray, Goodman & Brown)...I have their DVD of the same name. Al Goodman was very much missed when they appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA: "Soul Of The 70s." It was as though they were missing a leg or an arm. Billy Brown reported
Goodman was recovering and doing nicely...I sighed with relief....but heard about an hour ago on KISS FM about his passing.
Blessings to his family. Thank you "SoulTracks" for continuing to care...GloriaJ

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I am sadden by the death of

I am sadden by the death of Al Goodman. I remember the days back at the Sugar Shack in Boston where they used to perform. We always had a great time with them when they came to town. This is another great loss to the music world. My condolences go out to Al's family and to the Moments. We are with you always.

One Kind Word Goes A Long Way...

John Perry "Special Lady"

John Perry

"Special Lady" was the song I played for my wife-to-be on our engagement party night. The Moments and then Ray, Goodman and Brown was our group in the 70's, 80's, ask my kids that were born in the 90's? My hat's off to you sir and may your soul rest in peace, God bless and guide your family.. You'll be missed... Mount Vernon, The Apollo, Hampton, Va. and Dayton, OH. THANK YOU!!

Wow,I was shocked when I

Wow,I was shocked when I heard Lenny Green say on Monday that Al Goodman had passed, my mind went to my first encounter with the Moments as they were known at the time. I was 15 yrs. old and the song was "I Do", it's still one of my favorites today. Shortly after that I saw The Moments in person at the RKO Proctor Theater in Newark,NJ; and from that day they were my favorite group with the Delfonics as my 2nd best group. I went to every show they performed in Newark & New York,I got the opportunity to meet them and get to know them personally, Johnny Moore was with them at that time. The memories of those times will stay with me a lifetime. Al, Rest in Peace..and to Billy I know how close you and Al were, my prayers are with you.

Love Gwen

Hi my nameTony P. I first

Hi my nameTony P. I first met Al Goodman at the Robinhood Dell a few years ago I use to work with their former drummer Freddy Holiday in the garment industry.I remember talking to AL about the song that he sang lead on back in the late 60,s "Pocket full of Heartbreaks" Al said "Wow you are going back! The Moments were a Bad Group! and so was RG&B! Al and his Bass Baritone voice his "Barry White impression! he tore it up!The Moments Live at Uptown! theater! in Philly! 1969! Not on the outside! I will surely miss brother Al G. "Rigth on "Right on" R.I.P.

I truly enjoyed seeing Ray,

I truly enjoyed seeing Ray, Goodman & Brown in Cincinnati earlier this year. Al made everyone laugh out loud before they wowed us with their songs. All of the artist from my favorite 60's-70's R&B groups are passing away. Saddness fills my heart. My prayers go out to Al's family. Gods will be done. We don't always understand it...

As many have said this is a

As many have said this is a great loss. You haven't seen a show until you saw RG&B live. Al,your music and the class act you personified will live on.

JoGamble I thought that

JoGamble
I thought that losing Harry Ray was hard this is heart breaking because it's like losing a family member. Al was a leading and motivator . Our history goes back to 1968 I've been fan since I was 16 yrs old and still a hugh fan . The last time I spoke to Al I told him to take care of himself and and he did but God had a bigger plan . Now Al and Harry and others can continue to make more great music . The positive part of he's leaving is he left us so much Magical Music that we live on further then us.To all who don't know Al wrote so much of their music he was a musical genius a" Hit Creator" To watch and listen to the guys was true magic you never wanted it to stop and they didn't either yes he will be Missed .
RIP
Jo Gamble
Merrillville,In

i booked them and became

i booked them and became friends. they are a top vocal groups to ever record.GOD'S BLESSINGS===

Auch in Wien gibt es riesige

Auch in Wien gibt es riesige Ray, Goodman & Brown Fans . Der Tod von Al Goodman trifft mich sehr, da ich IHN und die Band seit Beginn sehr bewundert habe. Leider habe ich nie die Chance gehabt sie live zu sehen, da sie nie in Österreich auf Tournee waren, aber ein wunderschönes Erlebnis wird immer bei mir sein. Mir wurde die bestellte CD ("A Moment With Friends") original unterschrieben zugesandt. Danke!!!
I'LL REMEMBER YOU WITH LOVE

Bless the family and the

Bless the family and the genius of one of the greatest members of a 3 man group of all times that has enhance the music industry for decades. My memory of Al Goodman will always be a cherish one, due to his appearance and the arrival with Kevin and Billy at our station WHCR 90.3FM NEW YORK RADIO on "THE LOVE ZONE" hosted by Maurice Watts, we requested for the trio to do some studio drops for both of our shows and their showmanship didn't take long for the harmonizing trio to activate their masterpiece and that's my memorable moment with the trio and their professionalism with the keen sensual vocalism of Al Goodman it has been a great loss to the music industry just like all others who have pass the torch to meet their saviour. Our condolences goes out to the family Friends and fans world wide for the Awesome...TRIO THE MOMENTS.