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Music

Barrence Whitfield comes back strong with new album

BEVERLY — While playing a block party here recently, the one-man R&B wrecking machine who calls himself Barrence Whitfield was reminded of Grover’s, the old Beverly nightclub where his band, the Savages, often tore the roof off.

“People’s heads would be smokin’, ” recalled the stocky frontman with a grin.

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