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Straight to the chase the Emotions are an American all female soul and R&B singing group. The group was formed in its current hometown of Chicago, Illinois in 1968, and originally consisted of the three Hutchinson sisters, all the children of Joseph and Lillian Hutchinson.
This is one of the offices’s favourite girl groups. ‘The Best Of My Love’ may have been the killer cut, but this sleeper stole the show.
Not just a great group, but their tracks often features on future smash singles or influenced. The Emotions’ 1972 Stax track “Blind Alley” formed the basis for Mariah Carey’s 1993 Billboard chart-topping hit “Dreamlover” and also the famous “Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag” by LL Cool J. Carey continued to show her love with the 1991 hit “Emotions”, which samples “Best of My Love”. “Blind Alley” was previously sampled in 1988 for Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin’”. The Cheryl Lynn hit “Got To Be Real” is based on the bridge of “Best of My Love”. Late 1970s family trio, The Jones Girls, was also influenced by the Emotions’ sound. As always leave us a comment and suggest classics… Enjoy your Sunday.
Every Sunday we step back in time to bring you a classic. Thanks for all your suggestions and this weeks come vis Twitter and Matty who is a breakbeat freak. He chose this gem by the Dramatic’s, but which hip hop group made it famous by using at the start of their tune?
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After a hectic week you deserve a touch of soul and boy do we have it. Ladies and Gentle we bring you Randy Brown.
Randy a soul singer from Memphis who recorded a few records for Parachute Records and Chocolate City in the late 70′s and early 80′s, but never gained a major success. His only hit was “We Ought to Be Doin’ It” in 1980, which went to number 16 on the R&B charts. Brother of William Brown, often performing songs written by Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks. Today however we wanna make love..
Its another Sunday and time for another classic. Like all weeks this is OUR classic and maybe new to many and in some cases for the older heads not that great. That’s what makes music special – its like sports you love a team or hate it. Everyone has an opinion about music and we’d love to know what you think.
Classed as independent soul this track is a classic. Really get’s under the skin and is pure soul and simple in construction. With arragments by the brilliant Norman Harris this was originally released in 1981 then remastered in 1984.