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A song for Donny...

The Whispers is an American group formed in 1964 in Watts, California whose original members are the twins Wallace ‘Scotty’ and Walter Scott, joined by Gordy Harmon, Marcus Hutson and Nicholas Caldwell.

Little is known about this group except that it will place several titles at the top of the Charts during the 70s and 80s including the cult and inescapable "And the beat goes on".

Title that literally ignited all Dancefloor on the planet in 1980 and which remains one of the pure jewels of the funk period to this day.

Other titles will work well including "Rock steady" released in 1987 and which will be their last big major success.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

• It only hurts for a little while 1964

• Never again 1965

• The dip 1965

• As I sit here 1965

• Dr Love 1965

• I was born when you kissed me 1966

• Take a lesson from the teatcher 1966

• You got a man on your hands 1967

• Needle in a haystack 1967

• Great day 1968

• The time will come 1969

• Seems like I gotta do wrong 1970

Your love is so doggone good 1971

• Can't help but love you 1972

• I only meant to wet my feet 1972

• A mother for my children 1973

Bingo 1974

What more can a girl ask for 1974

• Where there is love 1974

In love forever 1975

• One for the money (Part 1) 1976

• Living together (In sin) 1976

• Make it with you 1977

I'm gonna make you my wife 1977

• (Let's go) All the way 1978

• Olivia, Lost and turned out 1978

• Can't do without love 1979

Homemade lovin' 1979

• A song for Donny 1979

• And the beat goes on 1980

• Lady 1980

• My girl 1980

• It’s a love thing 1981

• I can make it better 1981

• This kind of lovin 1981

I'm the one for you 1981

• In the raw 1982

• Emergency 1982

• Tonight 1983

• Keep on lovin me 1983

• This time 1983

• Contagious 1984

• Some kinda lover 1985

Don't keep me waiting 1985

• Hello stranger 1985

• Rock steady 1987

Special F/X 1987

• Just gets better with time 1987

• In the mood 1987

• No pain, no gain 1988

• Innocent 1990

• My heart your heart 1990

Mind blowing 1990

• Is it good to you 1991

• I want 2B the 1 4U 1991

• Make sweet love to me 1995

Come on home 1995

• My my my 1997

• Don't say no 2006

• Hold on 2006

• Walk with me 2009

• For thou art with me 2009


Clips :

1964...the very first steps. The beginning of an incredible adventure that will take this group far, far away to the stars...

1965...we immediately see that this group has more than obvious potential. Now all that remains is to increase in power to make the most of this famous potential...

1965... the group still can't stand out from the crowd but we have to give time to time as they say...

1965... the basics are good, both in terms of sound and style. It just lacks for the moment the little + that will make all the difference...

1965...and of course they are good in all areas, whether in Intimist or Dance. This is where we recognize the most talented as always...

1966... the rise in power is linear and will inevitably end up producing high-level titles. In any case, we are obviously getting closer...

1966... there will be no frank and massive take-off during this decade of the 60s but the essential thing is that the group shows that he exists and that he has all the qualities necessary to do great things... impressive production of titles, to say the least. Not to mention that there is quantity and quality, which does not spoil anything on the contrary...

1967... title after title, year after year, the group gets closer to the big leagues. Everything is now in place for the shift to higher gear...

1968...surprisingly this year 1968 will only have one title. Afterwards, as long as the quality is there, it doesn't matter whether there is quantity or not...

1969 ... finally arrives the first classified title. We knew that at some point all their efforts were going to pay off. It is now done !

1970 ... the transition to the 1970s is also done in Intimist mode. A decade that will see them ramp up steadily to explode literally during the 80s

1971...the 60s allowed them to show that they exist and the 70s will allow them to show quite simply that they can play at the highest level...

1972 ... at this stage, nothing extraordinary yet, but the group's know-how is obvious. All that remains is to find the little extra that will make all the difference !

1972 ... a mastery of the Intimist domain among the best of the moment. Each title released is a real success, it is undeniable !

1973 ... the group takes a new level with a Dance orientation which allows them to display all their versatility. Pretty good sign for the future !

1974 ... the group consolidates its bases during this decade 70 in an obvious way. In-depth work that will inevitably produce something big, even very big...

1974...still just as effective in the Intimist field, the little guys. They really impress with this style versatility that hits the mark every time...

1975... a little more than 10 years of career and an already rich discography. But that's without counting on everything that will happen behind...

1974 ... a talent in dance which already allows us to glimpse future great achievements. And great achievements, there will be !

1976 ... the rise is linear, year after year, title after title. So we imagine that the best is to come in the years to come ...

1976 ... that does not prevent the group from frequently returning to its area of predilection, the Intimist, and producing, as always, titles of more than certain quality !

1977 ... the entry into force in the Disco galaxy thanks to this luxury cover of the title of Bread dating from 1970. And my faith, it grooves serious. We immediately see that they have it under the pedal on the rhythmic side and that they only ask to excel in the field !

1977...another title that literally floats in the air, one more you might say. It must be said that with them, we no longer even count this kind of titles so much they have already produced...

1978 ... the group now makes Dance their business. A mandatory re-orientation in the late 1970s if they want to stay in the big leagues...

1978 ... drive away the natural, it gallops ! They sign here a new Ultimate Slow of very large caliber history not to lose too much the hand. And the result is up again !

1979 ... their level of mastery of the Dance register increases from year to year and approaches Premium quality. It only remains to find THE title that ignites all the Dancefloor ...

1979...a decade of the 70s which saw them fly over their subject with obvious mastery. Almost no waste, only quality, in short, excellent work !

1979 ... they put the cover back on the Intimist side to end the decade in style. A last sweet parenthesis before a passage to the 80s which will damn change the fate of the group ...

1980 .... then comes THIS title ! The incredible Dance title that will make them definitely enter the musical legend of the 80s. A title that literally sets fire to all Dancefloor on the planet. Unquestionably one of the biggest Dance hits of this end of the XXth century. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !

1980 ... calm down after setting all Dancefloor on fire. Too bad, we would have liked them to continue on this absolutely exceptional dynamic Dance ...

1980 ... nice luxury cover of one of the cult titles of the Temptations dating from 1964. At least, we start again in the Dance register, it's always won !

1981 ... the Dancefloor are on fire again. The group is now at the height of its art and the planetary mega hits follow one another at a supersonic speed !

1981 ... and give us that boss ! Can't stop them now. Their level of inspiration is at its maximum and produces what we do best at the Dance level. All good !

1981 ... the year of Dance. Always as effective, always as precise. High precision work, there are no other words !

1981... after the effort, the comfort as the old saying goes so well. And on this one, it will be Premium level comfort, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary...

1982 ... year after year, mega hits continue to chain at an incredible speed ! Surely one of the most beautiful awards of the decade...

1982 ... we can change the year, concerning them, nothing changes. Surely one of the best Funk bands of the decade !

1983 ... and what about that one ! After "And the beat goes on", surely their second best achievement. 1000 % Dance, a Funk monument !

1983 ... flexibility, finesse but also cadence. The Class, the real one ! The group really found the perfect recipe !

1983 ... after an uninterrupted flood of mega Dance hits, it was time to breathe 2 minutes .. And what could be better in these cases than a magnificent Ultimate Slow ...

1984 ... always so groovy ! There is no denying, a formidable efficiency ! We are going back to the dancefloor and it would be really wrong to deprive ourselves of it ! vintage and new star to be added to the prize list. There's more room to hang them so much they will have had...

1985...they've been around for more than 20 years and they manage to produce 2, even 3 titles each year since their debut. A truly remarkable feat, there is no other word !

1985 ... magnificent duo where they just play supporting roles. Great Lords the little guys. And even when they do not have the lead role, the result is up to it again !

1987 ... already a decade of mega hits and still on top ! But how far will they go ? It must be remembered that they started their career in 1964. A longevity worthy of the Greatest !

1987 ... a huge year 1987 where all the titles that will be released will end up classified. A 3rd decade of career which sees them literally walking on water !

1987 ... well there, in any case, it goes on and on. And they are good at all tempos. Mind-blowing !

1987 ... in the Ultimate Slow category, when there is more, there is more ! But who would complain when we see what they have to offer !

1988 ... we tell ourselves that at some point, they will run out of steam and pass their hand ... What the hell ! And it lasts, and it lasts, and it lasts. To our greatest delight !

1990...they will have gone through the 60s, then 70s, then 80s and here they are at the very beginning of this new 90s decade. Extra-Terrestrials, there are no other words to describe them !

1990 ... never out of fashion, always in tune with the times ! Longevity at this very rare level and reserved exclusively for the very best !

1990... not sure that this 90 decade is as favorable to them as the previous one but for the moment the story continues to be beautiful, it's the least we can say...

1991 ... again and again very large Ultimate Slow. Almost the Masters in the matter ...

1991 ... they will have known how to adapt to all fashions, all trends and all styles. Once again, the Class, the real one !

1995 ... little air hole of 4 years and they are back in great shape in this year 1995. Last title ? Hum, hum, you never know with them ...

1995...we're not going to lie to each other, the best years are now behind them but the adventure isn't over yet anyway. At least for now...

1997 ... we end in style with this luxury cover of the title Johnny Gill dating from 1990. We started the story very gently, we finish it the same way. The circle is complete. But what a beautiful loop !

2006...we thought we would never see them again and yet here they are again 9 years later. A story that has lasted for more than 50 years, who would have thought that possible when they started in 1964...?

2006...they will go as far as possible as long as the motivation is still there. And at first glance it is !

2009... it is clear that they will have been much less present during this 2000 decade than during the other decades, but they will have been there in any case. Isn't that the main thing...

2009... then last title or not ? With them, we now know, everything is possible, which suggests that a possible return in the future is not to be excluded...


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