A smooth sound by The Independents
70's soul from the Independents. This song reached #1 on the r&b charts in '73. Super writing duo Chuck Jackson & Marvin Yancy form the group along with Helen Curry, Eric Thomas and Maurice Jackson. Other songs: "Just As Long As You Need Me", "Baby I've Been Missing You," "It's All Over," "The First Time We Met," and "Arise and Shine (Let's Get It On)." Their LP, The First Time We Met, was a hit in early 1973. Chuck Jackson My Space: http://www.myspace.com/chuckjacksonmusic I give full credit to the artists for the song used in this video. I do not claim any of the material to be my own. Support the artist, by buying the record.
An immensely popular song for the Ice Man. Gamble and Huff make use of the "volume" to the string section on this record. Mainstream USA were aligning themselves to the story told by the woman in this song (Brenda Lee Eager) to the man (Jerry Butler) about the understanding of their breakup. Released in November 1971, this record went on to score a #21 on the Pop Chart but was whole heartedly an overwhelmingly success on the R&B Chart at #3.
"Can This Be Real" is a 1974 song producer/arranged by Leroy Hutson and written by Janice Hutson, Leroy Hutson, and Michael Hawkins. The Natural Four was an American R&B group from San Francisco, California. Formed in 1967, the Natural Four first signed with a local Oakland label, Boola Boola Records. The first 45 release was "I Thought you were mine" A side b/w "You Did This for Me". "I Thought you were mine" sold 30,000 locally as it was played on KDIA where it rose to #7 on the chart. "Why Should We Stop Now", was the next 45 which also had the "You Did This for Me" b side. ABC Records saw potential in The Natural Four, due to their local charting, and picked up the group. "Why Should We Stop Now" was rereleased and, ABC then released "The Same Thing in Mind", a remake of their first hit "I Thought You Were Mine", and a cover of [The Temptations]' "Message From a Black Man", but none of them were as successful as the Boola Boola "I Thought you were mine" and ABC dropped the group. Chess Records released their single "Give a Little Love" in 1971, and following this lead singer Chris James replaced the rest of the band with an entirely new crew. In 1972, they signed with Curtis Mayfield's label, Curtom Records, and proceeded to release a string of US R&B hits, including one Top 40 breakthrough, 1974's "Can This Be Real". Their three Curtom LPs were produced by Leroy Hutson of The Impressions, but after their third release failed to chart, the group called it quits. I've always been The kind of guy Who could handle Almost anything I've had money, cars Expensive girls in bars And I've always had my Own song to sing Oh, but you came along Changed the sound of my song And I never, ever Felt like this before Tell me, can this be real This love I feel in my Heart for you, baby Oh, can it really be true You changed my Life so suddenly I don't know if This is me or not But I like the new me My new identity So don't you ever Let the feeling stop Sometimes I try To resist you, girl Aw, but that would just Take more than I've got Tell me, can this be real This love I feel for you, baby Oh, can it really be true Tell me, tell me, tell me Can this be real This love I feel for you, baby Oh, can it really be true Can this be real This love I feel in my Heart for you, hey Can it really, really Really be true
Betty Swann--- Make Me Yours
Mostly forgotten since the late 60's and early 70's, this Chicago based family band (Burke Family), in the spring of 1970, released its sole certified million-seller and biggest pop hit, "O-o-h Child" (written by Stan Vincent) .
70s Soul Classic (LP-Version)
GQ "I DO LOVE YOU"