Hi there and welcome back in. You're right on time for another hip trip on the Shady Express. Don't need money. Don't take fame. Don't need no credit card to ride this train, so climb aboard!
single made the top 3 on the U.S. chart and is currently
the #1 record in England. As she joins us to do her
international smash hit "Band Of Gold," a great
welcome please, gang, for Miss- Freda Payne!"
In this business there are times when superlatives are overused. There are other times when they must be used. Such is the case with our next guests, a group that helped transform the Motown Sound in the early 70s. They are here to do their classic 1971 hit "Smiling Faces Sometimes," and to deliver what some would call the performance of a lifetime nearly 40 years after the single first charted. Featuring original lead singer and R&B Hall of Famer Joe "Pep" Harris and new members Jaki G Fondren and DaZee Luv on alternate lead and background vocals, this is-- The Undisputed Truth!
And we got a sound comin' out of Philly that's a sure 'nough dilly." It's the latest single on Philadelphia International by our good friends, a veteran group that we are always happy to welcome aboard. They are the Mightly O-Jays and this is biggin' everybody's diggin' all over the world-- "Love Train!"
Earlier in the show you met an extraordinary canary by the name of Freda Payne, and speaking of extraordinary canaries, we just happen to have three more. Their string of three consecutive gold records began with an ad in an imaginary newspaper for a "young man - single - and free. Experience preferred but will accept a young trainee." Give it up please, gang, for the fabulous-- Honey Cone!
(May/June 1971, highest chart pos.
#1 Hot 100/#1 Cash Box/#1 R&B)
And from Boston Mass comes another talented trio and they too have a hit on their hands. As they join us to do their hot new single on the RCA label entitled "All of Me for All of You," a warm welcome please, ladies & gentlemen, for-- 9.9!
And look out now, it's the Shady Train dancers... the Shady Train gang. They're gonna style awhile, getting busy to the funky sound of Atlantis. This one's called-- "Keep On Movin' And Groovin'!"
We are delighted to have aboard the big train a New York City band created by Jacques Fred Petrus, the French-Italian producer and Euro disco pioneer responsible for Change, the group that at one time featured Luther Vandross. They are here to do their debut single on the Capitol label entitled "On The Beat," a record that is making waves not only in America but across the pond in the UK. Members of this exciting outfit hail from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, and so it should come as no surprise they call themselves-- The B.B. & Q. Band!