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    Brandye

    Background vocal trio that comprised Cynthia Douglas, Donna Davis Sadler, and Pamela Vincent.

     

    They released one album under their own name, Crossover to Brandye, in 1978.  It yielded the single, “Rhythm of Love”, backed with “Curiosity”.  They also contributed “One Woman’s Trash in Another Woman’s Treasure” to the compilation, Sunshine Girls:  TK Deep Soul.

     

    Brandye’s success came from backing other artists, however.  In 1978, they helped turn “Still the Same” into a #4 hit on the Billboard chart for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. 

    They backed James Brown on his 1979 album, The Original Disco Man, and the subsequent singles, “It’s Too Funky in Here”, “Regrets”, and the title track.  In 1983, they backed James Anderson III on “You, Me and Love”.

     

    Their personnel did not always remain the same:  Telma Hopkins, Melody McCully and Joyce Vincent all took turns singing under the moniker Brandye.

     

    Albums on which Brandye appear include:  Aqua Dream by McGuffey Lane; Back Home by Dennis Coffey; Cosmic Wind by The Mike Theodore Orchestra; Dig a Little Deeper by Latimore; Feelin’ Bitchy by Millie Jackson; Gentleman Ruffin by David Ruffin; Heavy Love by Dee Edwards; King Albert by Albert King; Let’s Get Together by the Detroit Emeralds; New Day by Johnnie Taylor; Pieces by Bobby Womack; Royal Rappin’s by Isaac Hayes; Stranger in Town by Bob Seger; Tomcattin by Blackfoot; Unwrapped by Denise LaSalle; and, Wynne Jammin by Philippe Wynne.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.allthingsdeep.com/dge/brandye.htm
    2. http://www.tourde4force.com/profiles_JV_PV.html
    3. http://www.discogs.com/search?q=Brandye+Rhythm+Of+Love+Curiosity&type=all
    4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_in_Town_%28album%29?action=render
    5. http://jb-escape.sakura.ne.jp/jbdisco/singledisco/7inch/polydor/toofunky7.html
    6. http://discodelivery.blogspot.com/2007/01/disco-delivery-33-james-brown-original.html
    7. http://jb-escape.sakura.ne.jp/jbdisco/singledisco/7inch/polydor/discoman7.html
    8. http://jb-escape.sakura.ne.jp/jbdisco/singledisco/7inch/polydor/regrets7.html
    9. http://souldennis.blogspot.com/2010/03/james-anderson-iii-you-me-and-love-1983.html
    10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plush_Funk
    11. http://www.discogs.com/Brandye-Crossover-To-Brandye/release/3582380
    12. http://www.target.com/s/brandye+%28vocals%29
    13. http://bassflute.hotmusicpoint.com/tag/eddie-watkins/
    14. http://www.discogs.com/Latimore-Dig-A-Little-Deeper/release/884119
    15. http://www.discogs.com/David-Ruffin-Gentleman-Ruffin/release/1403849
    16. http://mfslinks.blogspot.com/2011/09/tom-moulton-mix-detroit-emeralds-lets.html
    17. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1027809/a/Sunshine+Girls--TK+Deep+Soul.htm
    18. http://www.heavyharmonies.com/cgi-bin/glamcd.cgi?BandNum=1656&CDName=Tomcattin%27
    19. http://progbeat-vvche.blogspot.com/2009_11_26_archive.html
    20. http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/albums_prod/alb-philippewynne_jammin.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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