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Blue Magic is an American group formed in Philadelphia in 1972 and originally composed of Ted Mills, Vernon Sawyer, Wendell Sawyer, Keith Beaton and Richard Pratt.


Group which will experience a first major success a year later in 1973 with the single "Stop to start", a single taken from their first eponymous album which will be released the following year in 1974.


Album which will remain as the highest ranked of all their discography and which will also produce what will remain as their biggest title on the Singles side with "Sideshow". Title which will also be released in 1974.


An exceptional year 1974 in all respects since they will release a second album "The magic of the blue", album which will produce another title of very high caliber with "Three ring circus".


New album "Thirteen blue magic lane" in 1975, an album with less success than its predecessors but still a major success. Album which will paradoxically struggle to produce the slightest single of planetary class…


Ditto for all the albums that will be released later unfortunately…


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Spell 1973

  • Look me up 1973

  • Stop to start 1973

  • Sideshow 1974

  • Three ring circus 1974

  • Love has found its way to me 1975

  • Chasing rainbows 1975

  • What’s come over me 1975

  • Grateful 1976

  • Summer snow 1976

  • I waited 1977

  • Land of make believe 1981

  • Seems I haven’t seen her 1981

  • See through 1983

  • Magic # 1983

  • Since you’ve been gone 1983

  • Romeo and Juliet 1989

  • It’s like magic 1989

  • Secret lover 1989

  • My magic is real 1995

  • Saturday syndrome 1995

  • Can we share a dream 2020

  • It's so nice to be with you 2020


 

Clips :


1973...first title and already first success. Certainly in the R&B Charts but who wouldn't be content with it at the start of their career. We imagine no one, of course...



1973...and the successes keep coming. A perfectly successful first year of existence which makes this group one of the big revelations of the moment and which is above all a very good omen for the rest of the events...



1973...a year 1973 which ends in apotheosis with this title which offers them their first hit of great caliber since it will be classified this time in the General Public Charts. Alright little guys !



1974...and the following year it's the jackpot ! The group will win here the biggest success of his entire recording career and at the same time offer himself a direct ticket to posterity. MA-GIC !



1974...an exceptional year 1974 in all respects since the group goes straight on with a hit of almost equivalent caliber. When it wants, it wants !



1975...the fall will be as fast as the rise, who would have thought ? The group will fall violently to the ground, to say the least, and will never come back to the front of the race...



1975... they will now have to settle for a single ranking in the R&B Charts and again. A reversal of the situation for the least inexplicable...



1975...and yet the production of titles is plethoric. But in their case, quantity now trumps everything else. Pity...



1976...they will get a last 'little' hit with this title. And always in this Intimist register which will indisputably remain their trademark...



1976...from now on they will do more some figuration than anything else. And yet we can't blame them for much, that's clear...



1977 ... the fall is so brutal that some titles will even pass through, including this one. The group is putting good will into it, however, but that will not be enough to reverse the trend unfortunately...



1981...we will lose sight of them for 4 years and here they are back in this year 1981 in a form that we will qualify as relative. In any case, not enough to hope to see them get their heads out of the water for a long time...



1981... an intimistregister which they over-abuse and which will necessarily have marginalized them in the long term. Too bad because the potential was real and a versatility of style, especially in Dance, will have been frankly welcome...



1983...it was enough to say it to see them dare the Dance register. But as the mass has been said for a long time, this last last stand will not change the situation...



1983 ... it will still happen to them from time to time to make shots here and there. This title will be a good example of this, as nothing is ever over in music...



1983...the Intimist doesn't really work for them anymore. Another title that will pass 'through' and bring them even closer to the exit door...



1989... when we thought the group was in perdition, here they are waking up somewhat at the end of the 80s. With the key to a notorious last hit. Who would've believed that...?



1989...almost impossible to get them out of their Intimist register. It starts from a good feeling but at some point, enough is enough...



1989...an adventure that comes to an end once again with finesse and lightness. A style that will have characterized them from beginning to end and that will have been as much their strength as their weakness...



1995...this time the case seemed definitely folded and here they are tempting us with a new comeback, to say the least improbable, 6 years later. Unlikely return and especially losing return unfortunately...



1995...they are far from being ridiculous once again but what they offer today is not very original compared to what they offered the previous decade. Copy to review as they say...



2020...unstoppable little guys ! You take them out the door and they come back through the window. What can still motivate them to this point to come back like this and above all in an inexorable way. Good question...



2020... so we imagine that this title will not be the last because with them, nothing is ever over. Let's say it once and for all...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Magic_(band)

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/14870

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0QpP1ExYaMgObLUBpHArtA/featured


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