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Throw Back Sunday’s 0056

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.

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