Harold Melvin & The BlueNotes and The Legends of Rhythm and Blues

Listen to this R&B mix and get a lesson that wasn’t taught in schools…

Track 1:

Harold Melvin and the BlueNotes – You Know How To Make Me Feel

An American R&B and Soul Vocal group, who originated in 1954 from Philadelphia, PA. Best known for all their popular hits in the 1970s. Members included Harold Melvin, Bernard Williams, Roosevelt Brodie, Jesse Gillis Jr., Franklin Peaker, John Atkins, Teddy Pendergrass, and Lawrence Brown. Despite some trials and tribulations, the group went through, they always seem to put some of the best R&B love songs of all times.

Track 2:

Barbara Mason – Yes, I’m Ready

An American soul singer from Philadelphia, PA and born in 1947, Barbara shot to stardom and became well known for this self-written hit song released in 1965.

Track 3:

Major Harris – Love Won’t Let Me Wait

Associated with the sound of Philadelphia soul music and member of the legendary group The Delfonics, Major Harris III born in 1947 from Richmond, VA recorded this hit in 1975 as a solo artist.

Track 4:

The Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love

A Rhythm & Blues vocal group from Ferndale, Michigan formed in 1954 recorded hits song that expanded decades from 1960s – 1970s. They recorded this hit song in 1973.

Track 5:

Al Wilson – Show and Tell

Born Allen Lamar Wilson in 1939 from Meridian, MS, Al Wilson was an American soul singer best known for this million record selling #1 hit. The song “Show and Tell” was released in 2006.

Track 6:

Leo Sayer – When I Need You

Born May 21, 1948, an English-Australian singer, songwriter, musician, and entertainer Leo Sayer has done it all in the world of music. This song has touched the of the heart of all lovers every where in all genres and has been in constant rotation on many playlists since it was released in 1976.

Track 7:

Champaign – Try Again

Origination in 1981 in Champaign, IL, American R&B band Champaign is a must listen to when having a beautiful evening with your significant other. Vocals lead by Pauli Carmen and Rene Jones, they were also known for another big smash hit “How Bout Us.”

Track 8:

Rose Royce – I Wanna Get Next To You

An American Soul and R&B group, who originated in Los Angeles, CA in 1973. Rose Royce smashed music charts in the 1970s with hits including “Car Wash”, “I’m Going Down”, “Wishing on a Star”, and “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”. This song here, “I Wanna Get Next To You” will make a night with you love one very special and unforgettable. Trust me.

Track 9:

The Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love

Rhythm and Blues group from Ferndale, MI and originated in 1954 mesmerized the Soul Music work with hit after hit. The became a must-have in any household music collection with songs such as “Working My Way Back To You,” and “The Rubberband Man”, but “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” because of everyone’s favorite.

Track 10:

The Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her

If you never heard of this group, it’s probably because you’re too young. As part of their name states, they are from Chicago, IL and blasted on the scene in the early 1970s and had eleven top ten smash hits lasting from 1969-1974, which includes this jam, “Have You Seen Her.” This group will definitely teach you a thing or two, or three.

Track 11:

The Manhattans – Kiss And Say Goodbye

R&B Vocal & Soul group, The Manhattans, who originated from Jersey City, NJ in 1962 had so many hits their songs were on heavy rotation in radio studios all throughout the US. Lead by vocalist Gerald Alston, this group has a library of hits that included Shining Star, It’s Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad, but if you asked anybody what is their favorite song by The Manhattans, they will shake their heads and say… “Kiss and Say Goodbye.” That song will do something good to your soul.

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