This late composer and arranger worked with many artists, from Jefferson Starship to The Jackson 5. He recorded a disco version of the theme from the movie directed by Steven Spielberg that stars Richard Dreyfuss. It peaked at #30 on the soul chart.
This song was originally recorded by The O'Jays for their Ship Ahoy album and later covered by Heavy D & The Boyz. This band from Kingston, Jamaica was the first to make it a hit, sending it to #9 soul and #47 on the Hot 100.
Post by seminolefan on Feb 25, 2019 11:49:21 GMT -5
March 1, 1986
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated as a national holiday weeks earlier. Released in its honor, this song features artists like Whitney Houston, New Edition, Teena Marie, and Run-DMC. It reached #30 on the soul chart.
Post by seminolefan on Mar 11, 2019 10:20:04 GMT -5
March 14, 1981
While he would become known for later hits like "Baby, Come To Me" and "One Hundred Ways", the first appearance on the soul chart for the late James Ingram came with a song by this band. It climbed to #29 soul.
Bought this 45 in March or April of '75, as I had with most of their '73/'74 singles on both Motown (Soul Records) and Buddah. I remember I was surprised that this one did not make the 40, as all of their previous Buddah singles had, dating back to 'Where Peaceful Waters Flow" in the summer of '73, which competed with Motown's release of "Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" only about a month or so before. The near-dual release probably hurt both songs, but after that the next four of their Buddah releases were top 5 hits, while the last two released on Soul failed to make the 40.
Three different versions of this song charted within a few months of each other. It was originally recorded by Ray Price, who took it to #1 on the country chart in the fall of 1973. Months later, 2 versions appeared on the soul chart at the same time. The version by Gladys Knight & The Pips was more successful, topping the soul chart and peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. The other version made it to #29 soul and #85 on the Hot 100.
He sang the first two lines of Stevie Wonder's "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and was one of the leads on the theme of the hit TV series Good Times. His biggest hit was this song, which got as high as #10 soul and #55 on the Hot 100.
Her final Top 40 hit on the soul came with this song, which peaked at #16. It bubbled under the Hot 100 at #103. She would later go on to found Sugar Hill Records, home of such hip hop acts as The Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.
Recorded for the soundtrack to the movie New Jack City, in which he appeared along with Wesley Snipes, this song went all the way to #1 on the R&B chart and #89 on the Hot 100. It's considered his signature song.