The Originals - Portrait Of The Originals
Catalog#: SS 724
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl is VG++ with some light scuffs
Cover has ringwear
Country of Issue: US
Genre: Funk / Soul
A1 The Bells (2:55)
A2 I Like Your Style (2:50)
A3 There's A Place We'd Like To Know (2:57)
A4 You May Not Like The Change (2:58)
A5 Don't Stop Now (3:15)
A6 Since I Fell For You (3:00)
B1 Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) (3:20)
B2 You Want Hearts And Flowers (3:05)
B3 Just Another Morning (3:00)
B4 Wichita Lineman (3:05)
B5 I'll Wait For You (2:36)
B6 My Way (3:25)
The group found modest success in the first half of the decade, often working as backup singers for recordings by artists such as Jimmy Ruffin ("What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", 1966) and David Ruffin ("My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)", 1969). The Originals found their biggest success under the guidance of Motown legend Marvin Gaye, who co-wrote and produced two of the group's biggest singles, Baby I'm For Real, and The Bells. Both songs became seminal soul music recordings, and both songs have since been covered.
While the group went on to have more modest success in both the soul and disco fields near the end of the decade, including Down To Love Town, a #1 dance chart hit, the songs they made with Marvin Gaye are their most memorable notable.
After the death of Ty Hunter, on February 24, 1981, the group ceased all recordings and broke up about year later.
This track by "The Originals" was not released in Britain at the time, but is a superb sound anyway. It was on Soul Label 35069. January 1970
The Originals - Don't Stop Now