The Natural Four

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American soul group from Oakland, California.

The group began in the mid-'60s, landing their first deal with local label Boola-Boola Records. The group consisted of lead singer Chris James, Allen Richardson, John January, and Al Bowden. In 1971, they did a one-off single for Chess Records ("Give a Little Love"), after which Chris James completely overhauled the group. By 1972, Richardson, January, and Bowden were out, replaced by Darryl Cannady, Steve Striplin, and Delmos Whitney. The group then signed with Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label.
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Albums

ABCS-706 The Natural Four - Good Vibes! album art The Natural Four Good Vibes! (Album) ABC Records ABCS-706 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
CRS 8600 The Natural Four - Natural Four album art Natural Four* Natural Four (Album) Curtom, Curtom CRS 8600 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CU 5004 The Natural Four - Heaven Right Here On Earth album art Natural Four* Heaven Right Here On Earth (Album) Curtom CU 5004 US 1975 Sell This Version
W 56224 The Natural Four - Nightchaser album art The Natural Four Nightchaser (Album) Curtom W 56224 Italy 1976 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

11205 The Natural Four - Why Should We Stop Now / You Did This For Me album art The Natural Four Why Should We Stop Now / You Did This For Me (Single) ABC Records 11205 US 1969 Sell This Version
11236 The Natural Four - The Same Thing In Mind album art The Natural Four The Same Thing In Mind (Single) ABC Records 11236 US 1969 Sell This Version
X-2382 The Natural Four - I Thought You Were Mine / You Did This For Me album art The Natural Four I Thought You Were Mine / You Did This For Me(7", Single) Boola-Boola Records X-2382 US 1969 Sell This Version
11253 The Natural Four - I Thought You Were Mine album art The Natural Four I Thought You Were Mine (Single) ABC Records 11253 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-11257 The Natural Four - Message From A Black Man album art The Natural Four Message From A Black Man (Single) ABC Records 45-11257 US 1970 Sell This Version
CH 2119 The Natural Four - The Devil Made Me Do It / Give A Little Love album art The Natural Four The Devil Made Me Do It / Give A Little Love (Single) Chess CH 2119 US 1971 Sell This Version
W.H.-1001, W.H.-1002 The Natural Four - Hanging On To A Lie album art The Natural Four Hanging On To A Lie(7", Single) Boola-Boola Records, Boola-Boola Records W.H.-1001, W.H.-1002 US 1971 Sell This Version
097 Jan & Arnie, The Natural Four Jan & Arnie, The Natural Four - Jennie Lee / Why Should We Stop Now(7", Single) Good Old Gold 097 US 1971 Sell This Version
CR - 1981 The Natural Four - Things Will Be Better Tomorrow / Eddie You Should Know Better album art Natural Four* Things Will Be Better Tomorrow / Eddie You Should Know Better Curtom CR - 1981 US 1972 Sell This Version
CR 1990 The Natural Four - Can This Be Real / Try Love Again album art Natural Four* Can This Be Real / Try Love Again (Single) Curtom CR 1990 US 1973 Sell This Version
CR 1984 The Natural Four - Eddie You Should Know Better / Try Love Again album art Natural Four* Eddie You Should Know Better / Try Love Again (Single) Curtom CR 1984 US 1973 Sell This Version
CR-1995 The Natural Four - Love That Really Counts / Love's Society album art The Natural Four Love That Really Counts / Love's Society (Single) Curtom CR-1995 US 1974 Sell This Version
CR 2000 The Natural Four - You Bring Out The Best In Me album art The Natural Four You Bring Out The Best In Me (Single) Curtom CR 2000 US 1974 Sell This Version
K 16583 The Natural Four - Love's So Wonderful album art Natural Four* Love's So Wonderful (Single) Curtom K 16583 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CMS0101 The Natural Four - Heaven Right Here On Earth / While You're Away album art Natural Four* Heaven Right Here On Earth / While You're Away (Single) Curtom CMS0101 US 1975 Sell This Version
CMS 0114 The Natural Four - It's The Music album art The Natural Four It's The Music (Single) Curtom CMS 0114 US 1976 Sell This Version
CMS 0119 The Natural Four - Free / Nothing Beats A Failure (But A Try) album art The Natural Four Free / Nothing Beats A Failure (But A Try) (Single) Curtom CMS 0119 US 1976 Sell This Version
RS.45-038 The Natural Four - I Think I Found That Girl / Get It Over With album art The Natural Four I Think I Found That Girl / Get It Over With Record Shack (2) RS.45-038 Austria 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

CDGR 277 The Natural Four - The Best Of album art Natural Four* The Best Of(CD, Comp) Charly Records CDGR 277 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
NEMCD 406 The Natural Four - Can This Be Real? - The Complete Curtom Recordings album art The Natural Four Can This Be Real? - The Complete Curtom Recordings(2xCD, Album, Comp) Sequel Records NEMCD 406 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CD SBPJ 41 The Natural Four - Heaven Right Here On Earth / Natural Four album art The Natural Four Heaven Right Here On Earth / Natural Four(CD, Comp, RE) Soul Brother Records (3) CD SBPJ 41 UK 2010 Sell This Version