Antonio G. Pereira © 2015 Antonio G. Pereira
You may be quite surprised when reading this book to learn that Lamonte McLemore, one of the original members of the Fifth Dimension, was also a Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a very well known photographer, whose photographs graced the pages of Ebony, Jet, Playboy etc...
From Hobo Flats To The Fifth Dimension: A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography and Music by Lamonte McLemore as told to Robert-Allan Arno Published by The Soul of The Voice, LTD. http://www.amazon.com/From-Hobo-Flats-The-Dimension/dp/0692307362 is a very enjoyable book to read. Robert-Allan Arno, who created the Forever Fifth Dimension site, was the perfect person to do this book.
Chock full of great photographs, many taken by Lamont McLemore himself. And he has plenty of fascinating stories to tell. About his early life in St. Louis Missouri, the many people he has met, known, been influenced by and who have left a deep lasting impression on him (his own close family, his fellow Fifth Dimension members, Johnny Mathis, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Bones Howe, Jimmy Webb, Ray Charles, Beah Richards, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ava Gardner, Ed Sullivan, Michael Jackson.... I could go on). As the wonderful stories keep coming at you one after another. I was left wishing the book was even longer. And then to top it off, the amazing story of how he got the recipe for 'Stoned Soul Gumbo', followed by the recipe itself.
Hey guys, 'From Hobo Flats To The Fifth Dimension', deserves a second helping with more great stories!