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Dedicated To Cuba Gooding Sr. The Main Ingredient


Dedicated To Cuba Gooding Sr. The Main Ingredient
Dedicated To Cuba Gooding Sr. - The Main Ingredient
Cuba Gooding Sr. (Born: April 27, 1944- New York City, NY) (Died: April 20, 2017 – Woodland Hills, CA) he was a Singer and Actor. He was the lead singer of the Soul Group “The Main Ingredient”, most notable for its two biggest hits, "Everybody Plays the Fool" (1972) and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" (1974)
He had a brief solo career on Motown Records during the late-1970s and early-1980s. His biggest international success was Brian Auger's "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend" in 1983, which has in recent times been sampled by several R&B artists, as well as hitting the charts again as a remix by UK Hardcore Rave group Altern-8 in 1991. In the same year, samples from the song also featured prominently in Bizarre Inc's single "Playing With Knives".
Gooding and his wife, singer Shirley Gooding (née Sullivan) had four children: actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Omar Gooding, April Gooding and musician Tommy Gooding.
On April 20, 2017, one week before his 73rd birthday, Gooding was found dead in his vehicle while parked on a street in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. 
Music The Main Ingredient -  Rolling Down a Mountainside - 1975
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely - 1974
Slideshow - Charles (DJ-Pop)
Diversity Music Network (2017)
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Cuba Gooding Sr 70's Soul Jam Interview raw footage

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