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Vic Waters

Any kid growing up in Tampa Bay in the 60's knows the name Vic Waters. The red head was lead singer for The Impacs , and then his own group Vic Waters and The Entertainers. Vic’s band mates with the Entertainers included local legends Jerry Michaels and Lance Aber, two musicians who went on to score big in the music industry. Lance’s daughter is a backup musician with The Back Street Boys.

This Georgia born bundle of high energy can light up a stage in a nano second. His voice can do many things, many styles.

While with the Entertainers, Vic recorded for Capitol Records and released “Taking Inventory”. This Eddie Floyd composition was a local hit in Florida, and got a lot of national air play. Vic also recorded “I’m White and I’m Alright”, an answer to James Brown’s “I’m Black and I’m Proud”.

Vic Waters and The Entertainers would pack local clubs, I remember a going away party they played for me in September of 1969 when I was leaving WCWR heading to North Carolina. They jammed “The Patio Lounge” on a regular basis, and always left them wanting for more. Thousands would show up nightly to catch the hottest band in town.

Vic Waters moved back to his native Georgia in the early 70s, and has stayed active in the music business, scoring 3 CDs of original tunes. “Lord Victor’s Near Misses”. Volumes 1 and 2. And “Lord Victor and The Lizards Fishing Naked”. Vic has also written a book “The Boys of Belleville”, released in 2000.

Vic Waters has made quite an impact on the Tampa Bay music scene, his style, his presence will always be felt. Vic, thanks for the many memories.

Web Site: www.vicwaters.com

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