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Album Review

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 43 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • today, Biff Pocoroba played This Must Be The End of The Line
  • 2 days ago, TxC played Can't Stop Loving You
  • 3 days ago, Bully Demise played Can't Stop Loving You
  • 3 days ago, Ann Arbor played Need Your Loving
  • 3 days ago, TxC played Momma I'm Coming Home
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