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Sounds Like…The Flirtations

cadilliac margarita   9/20/2019   CD, Soul







Their 1969 LP + demos and a few bonus tracks from the early 1970s.

The Flirtations (Sisters Ernestine and Shirley Pearce, along with friend Vie Billups, who also performs under the moniker of Pearly Gates) began as a 4 piece with their other sister Betty and Lestine Johnson in NYC in 1960. After recording a few singles and mild success domestically, they were convinced to relocate to the UK where Northern Soul was still very popular. They hooked up with producer Wayne Bickerton and writer Tony Waddington, and released their debt full length album on Decca. They have recorded and performed ever since, working with several different labels.

Lovely full sound! Lots of clear and well-rounded vocals, plucky horns, dramatic strings, and upbeat percussion.

FAST FACT: Their big single (Track 1) was used in a KFC advertisement campaign in 2007.

you heard it 77 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 109 days ago, Bully Demise played What's Good About Goodbye My Love
  • 160 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played Can't Stop Loving You
  • 185 days ago, Sir Cumference played Nothing But a Heartache
  • 200 days ago, Kimbrosia played Nothing But a Heartache
  • 200 days ago, Kimbrosia played Christmas Time Is Here Again
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