November 4, 1972 - She had problems with the "Clean Up Woman" and now she was going toe-to-toe with a different portion of the working sector. Reached #46 on the Hot 100, and peaked at #6 on the R&B charts.
Baby Sitter - Betty Wright October 28, 1978 - They had topped both the Hot 100 and R&B charts the previous year. This energetic effort reached #6 on the R&B charts, but only Bubbled Under the Hot 100...for 14 weeks! Peaked at #102.
Smile - Emotions October 29, 1983 - Lead singer Howard Huntsberry would go on to portray Jackie Wilson in "La Bamba". This song in the spotlight was a remake of a 1960 Jackie Wilson classic. Made #50 on the Hot 100, but held the #2 position for four weeks on the R&B charts.
Stop Doggin' Me Around - Klique October 31, 1987 - This one topped the R&B charts, but only reached #60 on the Hot 100. We heard from their "Boogie Wonderland" partners the Emotions in the 1978 spotlight so now it's their turn.
November 6, 1976 - Toward the end of their successful Dunhill/ABC era in the 70s, they hit #7 R&B and #71 on the Hot 100 with this single. Though the music track is disco, there's no mistaking the signature vocals of Levi Stubbs.
Catfish - Four Tops November 6, 1982 - Speaking of Motown legends, this one was spending its seventh and final week on the Hot 100, having peaked at #54. On the R&B charts, this beautiful ballad peaked at #10.
After a string of Top 40 pop hits, this song by The Stylistics stopped just short, peaking at #41. They never scored another Top 40 pop hit, while on the soul chart, this would be their second-to-last Top 10 hit, reaching #4.
November 16, 1974: On the Hot 100, it stayed on the charts for 6 weeks, peaking at #80. The R&B charts were much kinder. Peaking at #8, it was the sixth in a stretch of twelve consecutive single to peak at #12 or higher.
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway tackle a Righteous Brothers song that's been covered by Hall & Oates and Dionne Warwick, among others. Their version hit #30 on the soul chart and reached #71 on the Hot 100.
November 20, 1971: This slice of Philly soul managed to reach #81 on the Hot 100 during a 6 week chart run. On the R&B charts, it reached #13 during its 8 week stay.
Walk Right Up To The Sun - Delfonics November 28, 1987: After back-to-back #1 songs on the Hot 100 and R&B charts, this ballad hung around the Hot 100 for 10 weeks peaking at #78. It was their fourth top 10 in a row on the R&B charts, peaking at #7 during a 15 week chart run.
Post by seminolefan on Nov 22, 2015 12:40:37 GMT -5
November 29, 1986
Freddie Jackson was one of the most successful artists on the soul chart during the second half of the '80s, with 13 Top 10 hits including 8 #1s. This was one of those #1s, a song that just missed reaching AT40, peaking at #41.
Post by dukelightning on Nov 22, 2015 16:04:44 GMT -5
"Work To Do" is a song that I don't think I heard any version of until this decade. Heard the Isleys version on a R&B oldies stations several times. And heard Vanessa Williams' version a couple times on AT40 and CT40 shows because she made the top 40 with it.
You know who has never posted on this thread that is possibly the authority on this genre? blackbowl, whose last post of any kind was just days after this thread was created a couple months ago. Seems to have disappeared from this board like so many have over the years.
November 25, 1972: His last Hot 100 single peaked at #53 and remained on the charts for 12 weeks. On the R&B charts it stopped short of the top during his 15 week run, peaking at #3.
Woman Don't Go Astray - King Floyd November 29, 1986: It peaked at #53 on the Hot 100, but #2 on the R&B charts. It was the biggest solo hit for the lead guitarist of The Time and featured a legend who bought his own brand of funk to the masses.
December 5, 1970 - His only Hot 100 single (#61 peak) made him a one-hit R&B wonder when it peaked at #13. This funky number was released on the Warren label, which Stax Records distributed.
Like Clarence Carter, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles, he overcame his blindness to deliver a funk classic. Great bass riff, it has been covered by several artists through the years most notably Freddie King.
What better way to proclaim your love than with the lyric, "I love you better than a hog loves slop"?