vocal trio that comprised Cynthia Douglas, Donna Davis Sadler, and Pamela
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.
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.
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”.
personnel did not always remain the same: Telma
Hopkins, Melody McCully and Joyce Vincent all
took turns singing under the moniker Brandye.
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.