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Monk Higgins

Milton Bland (October 17, 1936 - July 3, 1986) better known as Monk Higgins, was an American musician and saxophonist who was born in Menifee, Arkansas. Higgins biggest hits were the instrumental tracks „Who Dun It“ (which reached #30 on the R&B charts in 1966) and „Gotta Be Funky“ (#22 on the R&B charts) Higgins worked with a variety of musicians including Bobby Bland, The Chi-Lites, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Etta James and the Three Sounds. His track „One Man Band (Plays All Alone)“ was featured on the breakbeat compilation „Ultimate Breaks and Beats“. Higgins served as a producer on several of Blood, Sweat, and Tears’ albums. Late in his career Monk, together with his band „the Specialties“ was the featured performer at television actress Marla Gibb’s Los Angeles supper club known as Marla’s Memory Lane Club.

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