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Featuring Cuba Gooding, Sr. & The Main Ingredient, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Gerald Alston & The Manhattans and Blue Magic.
Cuba Gooding & The Main Ingredient
Since the late 1960s, The Main Ingredient has been one of R&B/pop music's premier groups. With true harmony, beautiful melodies and outstanding lyrics, the group from Harlem, New York, with the natural first tenor voice of Cuba Gooding, Sr. on lead vocals, has given the world such hit songs as 'Everybody Plays the Fools', 'Just Don't Want to be Lonely', 'Spinning Around (I Must be Falling in Love)', 'You've Been My Inspiration', 'Happiness is Just Around The Bend', 'Rolling Down a Mountain Side', 'I'm So Proud' and more. The Grammy nominated group continues to show audiences what Sweet Soul Music of the 70s is all about as it performs for fans around the globe.
Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
Since its days in Philadelphia in the 1960s, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes has been of R&B's best loved and respected groups. With the late Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals, the group charted high with such hits as 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', 'The Love I Lost', 'Wake Up Everybody', 'Bad Luck', and their No. 1 single, 'Hope That We Can Be Together Soon', which featured Sharon Paige. Following Pendergrass' departure from the group, the soulful ensemble continues to take its music to Sweet Soul of the 70s audiences, with the incredible Darnell Gillespie as lead singer.
Gerald Alston & The Manhattans
The Manhattans are an American popular R&B vocal group, with a string of hit records spanning four decades, their best known million-selling songs being 1976's 'Kiss and Say Goodbye' and 1980's 'Shining Star'.
Blue Magic is one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. Founded in 1972, the group's original members included lead singer Ted Mills with Vernon Sawyer, Wendell Sawyer, Keith Beaton, and Richard Pratt. Their most notable songs included smooth soul ballads such as 'Sideshow', 'Spell', 'What's Come Over Me', 'Three Ring Circus' and 'Stop to Start'.