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Marvin Sease, R&B Singer, is Dead at 64

NEW YORK (CBS) "Ghetto Man" soul singer Marvin Sease has died in Vicksburg, Miss., at the age of 64.

Born in South Carolina, Sease got his start in the gospel circuit but moved into R&B when he formed his own blues band.

His career took off in 1986 when he released a self-titled alubum with the popular "Ghetto Man" track on it on his own Early Label.

London/Mercury reissued it after signing him the following year.

According to Variety magazine, Sease never took an album or a single into the upper reaches of the charts, but his funky style and risque songs made him a hit on the black club circuit.

He cut close to 20 albums for major labels, including his last, "Who's Got the Power," which was released in 2008.

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