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Frank Brunson

He later died on 11-24-2007.
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Frank Brunson of Buffalo was a Top 40 hit maker with one of the most dynamic voices to come out of Buffalo. He was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2002. He made the billboard charts 10 times during the 1970s and 80s with his band People's Choice. The band specialized in a brand of Funk that was huge in the Discos and its biggest hit was "Do it any way you Wanna" which went to No. 11 on the Billboard pop singles chart and No. 1 on the R&B charts.

Brunson started his career as a pop and R&B singer in the 1950s cutting singles on Gee records. Mr. Brunson was a good friend of Jackie Wilson. Mr. Wilson had him open a show onetime and when he walked off into the wings to a huge audience reaction; Wilson asked what he was doing. Frank told him he was finished with his set. "They do not think you are done.", said Jackie sending him back on stage. Frank was described as a little guy with a big voice. The stature gave him the nickname "Little Frank Brunson". The voice earned him the name Big Daddy when he recorded for Wilson's label.

In addition to performing, Mr. Brunson also worked with two programs affiliated with St. John Baptist Church Project Gift, a program for special education students and Project Promise and helped form a youth choir. He took the students to perform at hospitals and for shut-ins. That choir is still going today.

Frank Brunson died on November 24, 2007 and is buried in the Serenity Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.