Enchantment

Profile:
Soul vocal quintet, formed in 1966, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Initially managed by Dick Scott (3), they got to know their producer Michael Stokes. After 1980, Bobby Green (6) was replaced by Carl Cotton. They released six albums between 1976 - 1983. Their hits include "Gloria", "Sunshine", "It's You That I Need" etc.
Enchantment first joined forces in the late 60s at Detroit's Pershing High School. The group obtained their first recording contract by winning first place in a 1969 talent contest sponsored by local Detroit radio station WCHB. In 1970, Enchantment joined forces with Artists International, a talent development agency for up-and-coming artists (founded by renowned manager Dick Scott). For the next several years, Enchantment began to hone their craft, concentrating on stage presence, choreography etc. by performing in numerous clubs around the city.
Success
By 1976, Enchantment had its first big break by signing with music industry veteran and internationally known pop artist Sid Maurer (the "Daddy of NuPOP Art"), Tash Howard and Fred Frank on their Roadshow Records imprint. Then they released their self-entitled debut album, Enchantment. Two singles from the album would chart very well on the R&B Charts. "Gloria" at number five and "Sunshine" at number three. The self-contained group would enter the studio in the fall of 1977, and recorded their second album, Once Upon A Dream. The album was a gem, far surpassing its predecessor charting on the R&B album charts at eight and Pop Albums charts at 46. It features the crossover ballad "It's You That I Need" which charted at number one on the R&B charts. Unfortunately, while Once Upon A Dream should have thrust the group to A-list status, it would became Enchantment's commercial peak. Journey to the Land Of... Enchantment would be Enchantment's third and final album with Roadshow. Released in 1979, this would be their final album that would chart well on the R&B charts coming in at number 25. But problems with Roadshow's promotion and visibility of the group along with Note Bobby Green was dismissed from the group after the first album.
Decline
By 1980, Roadshow had folded and shut down, Enchantment would sign with RCA Records. Soft Lights, Sweet Music was the band's fourth album. The album was a disappointment with both singles charting at 47 respectively in 1981. Enchantment would sign with Columbia Records in 1982 and would go on to release two more albums; Enchanted Lady (1982) and Utopia (1984). Both albums barley dented the charts. Utopia would be their last album released.
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Albums

UAS 30089 Enchantment - Enchantment album art Enchantment Enchantment (Album) United Artists Records, Roadshow UAS 30089 UK 1976 Sell This Version
RS-LA811-G Enchantment - Once Upon A Dream album art Enchantment Once Upon A Dream (Album) Roadshow, United Artists Records RS-LA811-G US 1977 Sell This Version
FL 13269 Enchantment - Journey To The Land Of...Enchantment album art Enchantment Journey To The Land Of...Enchantment (Album) Roadshow FL 13269 UK 1979 Sell This Version
AFK1-3824 Enchantment - Soft Lights, Sweet Music album art Enchantment Soft Lights, Sweet Music (Album) RCA Victor AFK1-3824 US 1980 Sell This Version
FC 38024 Enchantment - Enchanted Lady album art Enchantment Enchanted Lady (Album) Columbia FC 38024 US 1982 Sell This Version
FC 38959 Enchantment - Utopia album art Enchantment Utopia (Album) Columbia FC 38959 US 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD 14287 Enchantment - Call On Me album art Enchantment Call On Me Polydor PD 14287 US 1975 Sell This Version
RS-XW991-Y Enchantment - Sunshine / Sexy Lady album art Enchantment Sunshine / Sexy Lady (Single) Roadshow, United Artists Records RS-XW991-Y US 1976 Sell This Version
45. DM. 140 206, 45. DM.140 206, 45. DM. 140206 Enchantment - Gloria / Dance To The Music album art Enchantment Gloria / Dance To The Music (Single) Desert Moon Records, Desert Moon Records, Desert Moon Records 45. DM. 140 206, 45. DM.140 206, 45. DM. 140206 France 1976 Sell This Version
45.DM 140 139 Enchantment - Come On And Ride / Hold On album art Enchantment Come On And Ride / Hold On (Single) Desert Moon Records 45.DM 140 139 France 1976 Sell This Version
SP-139 Enchantment - Hold On / Come On And Ride / Sexy Lady album art Enchantment Hold On / Come On And Ride / Sexy Lady(12", S/Sided, Promo) United Artists Records SP-139 US 1976 Sell This Version
45.DM-G. 180005 Enchantment - The Answer Is You / Hold On album art Mark Radice / Enchantment Mark Radice / Enchantment - The Answer Is You / Hold On(12", Single) Desert Moon Records 45.DM-G. 180005 France 1976 Sell This Version
RS-XW1124 Enchantment - Sunny Shine Feeling / It's You That I Need album art Enchantment Sunny Shine Feeling / It's You That I Need (Single) Roadshow, United Artists Records RS-XW1124 US 1977 Sell This Version
UP 36420 Enchantment - If You're Ready (Here It Comes) album art Enchantment If You're Ready (Here It Comes) (Single) Roadshow UP 36420 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JB-11609 Enchantment - Where Do We Go From Here / I Wanna Boogie album art Enchantment Where Do We Go From Here / I Wanna Boogie (Single) Roadshow JB-11609 US 1979 Sell This Version
YB-11768 Enchantment - Forever More / Magnetic Feel album art Enchantment Forever More / Magnetic Feel (Single) Roadshow YB-11768 US 1979 Sell This Version
FB 1481 Enchantment - Anyway You Want It / Oasis Of Love album art Enchantment Anyway You Want It / Oasis Of Love (Single) Roadshow FB 1481 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PB-12112 Enchantment - Settin' It Out album art Enchantment Settin' It Out (Single) RCA Victor PB-12112 US 1980 Sell This Version
JH-12163 Enchantment Moment Of Weakness (7", Single, Promo, Styrene) RCA JH-12163 US 1980 Sell This Version
PB-12163 Enchantment - Moment Of Weakness / I Can't Fake It album art Enchantment Moment Of Weakness / I Can't Fake It(7", Single, Styrene) RCA PB-12163 US 1980 Sell This Version
18-03079 Enchantment - I Know Your Hot Spot / Only You album art Enchantment I Know Your Hot Spot / Only You (Single) Columbia 18-03079 US 1982 Sell This Version
38-03478 Enchantment - I Can't Forget You album art Enchantment I Can't Forget You (Single) Columbia 38-03478 US 1982 Sell This Version
38-03651 Enchantment - Enchanted Lady album art Enchantment Enchanted Lady (Single) Columbia 38-03651 US 1982 Sell This Version
38-04170 Enchantment - Here's Your Chance album art Enchantment Here's Your Chance (Single) Columbia 38-04170 US 1983 Sell This Version
38-04332 Enchantment - Don't Fight The Feeling / Get It While It's Hot album art Enchantment Don't Fight The Feeling / Get It While It's Hot (Single) Columbia 38-04332 US 1983 Sell This Version