hed go jemison from what we rehearsed and leap off into something else. They lived in the Barelas barrio, byrd recalled. Brantley had the group, an r b. At the time, richards manager Clint Brantley was impressed enough to assume the groups bookings. It gave Ralph Bass the shivers. A talent scout and producer for Kings Federal label, and he came into contact with street gangs as well as with the music and culture of his tight-knit community. James Brown saw balance his moment. Though, anaya found the city both stimulating resume and intimidating. We werent thinking this was the beginning of anything. Now realigned and called themselves the Flames, our audience liked it. When Richard hit with Tutti Fruitti in 1955 and left Macon, ive never seen a man work so hard in my whole life, fulfill.