The first group Frankie joined, at the age of 12, was The Silhouettes, they had a hit single 'Get A Job'. His first band as leader was The Blenders. In 1963 he set up a vocal band called The Butlers and recorded for labels Guyden, Fairmount and Gamble Records.
In 1970 Frankie started a new band called Raw Soul. They'd get their big break when Janice Hunter saw the band and told her fiancé Marvin Gaye about them. Marvin was impressed and they opened for him on his I Want You tour, he persuaded them to change their name and they became Maze.
Maze was signed to Capitol Records in 1977 and would release one classic soul LP after another.
Frankie Beverly Discography
- 4 Remix
- 15 Vocals
- 12 Instruments & Performance
- 137 Writing & Arrangement
- 7 Featuring & Presenting
- 74 Production
- 4 Technical
|IMP.175||Various||Magic Various - Jazz Vocal Part. 8 (Cass, Comp)||Imperium (2)||IMP.175||Indonesia||1985||Sell This Version|
|GSCD5Z||Various||While I'm Alone Various - The Essential Mellow Groove (Comp)||Goldmine Soul Supply||GSCD5Z||UK||1992||Sell This Version|
|MARSCD2||Various||Love (Your Pain Goes Deep) Various - The Cream Of Vintage Soul - Volume 1 (3xCD, Comp)||Goldmine Soul Supply, Life On Mars||MARSCD2||UK||1998||Sell This Version|
|CB 2007||Various||Joy & Pain '99 Various - Club Beats (Series 2 Volume 7) (2xCD, Comp, Promo)||CD Pool||CB 2007||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|none||Various||Joy And Pain (Live In New Orleans) Various - Karnawałowa Moc Przebojów. The Best Disco (CD, Comp, Promo)||EMI Music Poland||none||Poland||2008||Sell This Version|