Got two more EWF extras, both from their All 'N All album. Neither of these songs were officially released as singles, but are considered fan favorites and are usually included in their greatest hits packages.
Today's extras are two of the earliest singles on the Epic label for this brotherly group from Gary, Indiana. Both songs were written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. First up, their second single on Epic. It peaked at #6 on the soul chart and #28 on the Hot 100, and was later covered by Dannii Minogue
Show You The Way To Go - The Jacksons
Next, the lead single and title track from their 1977 album. It peaked at #8 soul.
First extra for today was the biggest hit by this band from NYC. It topped the disco chart, peaked at #31 on the soul chart and #27 on the Hot 100, and was later covered by Gloria Estefan. The song's opening lyrics reference a man who would go on to sign (and later marry) Mariah Carey.
Cherchez La Femme - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Next, the first single by an act that at the time consisted of session musicians. It peaked at #10 soul and #25 on the Hot 100, and is a medley of Motown songs. It was after the song became a hit that a vocal group was formed, which included former Soul Train dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel.
Uptown Festival - Shalamar
Next, the last Hot 100 entry for this female group from Philadelphia, stopping just short of the Top 40 at #41. It also peaked at #23 on the soul chart.
Post by Verisimilitude on Aug 10, 2022 14:05:10 GMT -5
Fun fact: First Choice's "Doctor Love" would eventually be sampled in Gwen Guthrie's "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent" which of course was featured in the 1986 thread as an R&B #1. It also peaked at #1 on Dance and #42 on the Hot 100:
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