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His fans remember him as Cecil "Homeboy" Lyde, an artist whose musical talent has been unmistakable since he was three years old. At the age of ten, after winning a talent contest at the Club DeLisa, ChicagoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s celebrated night spot, he was offered contracts by several major recording companies. Wisely turning them all down, his mother encouraged Cecil to finish his education instead.
Refining his skills during his teen years, Cecil began to work with many of Chicago's great musical talents of the time. Curtis Mayfield, The Chi-Lites, Gene Ã¢â‚¬Å“Duke of EarlÃ¢â‚¬Â Chandler, Ted Taylor, Maurice & The Radiants, Major Lance, Tyrone Davis and Eugene Record were among his early musical mentors. Otis Leavell and Donald Clay, some of the leading figures of Chicago soul music, taught him how to produce and record. "Music has been in my soul all my life," he says. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I knew when I was very young that I was pu Artist Site
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