The Whispers

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Soul group
Formed in 1964 in Watts, California, U.S. based in Los Angeles, The original members were the texan twin brothers Wallace Scott and Walter Scott plus Gordy Harmon, Marcus Hutson and Nicholas Caldwell. In 1973 Gordy Harmon injured his larynx in a driving accident and was replaced by Leaveil Degree. Marcus Hutson left the group in 1992 due to his illness (prostate cancer). After his death in 2000 the group vowed to never replace him and since then they perform as a quartet. The group is active more than 50 years and has released 25 albums. They have recorded mainly for the labels Dore (1965 - 1967), Soul Clock (1968 - 1970), Roker Records (1971) Janus Records (1971- 1974), Soul Train (1976 - 1977), Solar (1978 - 1990), Capitol Records (1990 - 1995), Interscope (1997) and Kingdom (2006 - 2009). They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003 and in 2014 in the R&B Music Hall of Fame. They have scored 49 hit singles in the R'n'B chart, the biggest of which are their two No.1's, 1978's "And The Beat Goes On" and 1987's "Rock Steady" plus 1970's "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" (No.6 R'n'B charts) their 1977 cover of Bread "Make It With You" (No.10 R'n'B charts), 1979's "Lady", (No.3 R'n'B charts), 1980's "It's A Love Thing" (No.2, R'n'B charts), 1982's "In The Raw" (No.8 R'n'B charts), 1983's "Tonight" (No.4, R'n'B charts), 1983's "Keep On Lovin' Me" (No.4, R'n'B charts), 1990's "Innocent" (No.3, R'n'B charts), 1990's "My Heart Your Heart" (No.4, R'n'B charts), 1991's "Is It Good To You". They have performed their tribute to Donny Hathaway, the Carrie Lucas-penned "A Song For Donny" (1978) and has covered Barbara Lewis' classic "Hello Stranger" along with Carrie Lucas in 1985. They have performed as well the cover of Russ Freeman and Rippingtons on "The Caravan Of Love" along with Phil Perry (2) in 1996. In 1997 they had their last hit single with Babyface's "My My My" (originally a hit for Johnny Gill in 1990) out of their album "Song Book Volume One" in which they performed songs written by Babyface. They have contributed vocals in releases of Pattie Brooks (1977), Carrie Lucas (1980), Collage (3) (1981), Gary Taylor (1988, 2006), Phil Perry (2) (1998).
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The Whispers - The Whispers album art The Whispers The Whispers (Album) Soul Clock US 1969 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Life And Breath album art The Whispers Life And Breath (Album) Janus Records US 1972 Sell This Version
The Whispers - The Whispers' Love Story album art The Whispers The Whispers' Love Story (Album) Janus Records US 1972 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Bingo album art The Whispers Bingo (Album) Janus Records Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
The Whispers - One For The Money album art The Whispers One For The Money (Album) Soul Train Japan 1976 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Open Up Your Love album art The Whispers Open Up Your Love (Album) Soul Train US 1977 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Headlights album art The Whispers Headlights (Album) Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Whisper In Your Ear album art The Whispers Whisper In Your Ear (Album) Solar Canada 1979 Sell This Version
The Whispers - The Whispers album art The Whispers The Whispers (Album) Solar France 1979 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Happy Holidays To You album art The Whispers Happy Holidays To You (Album) Solar Japan 1979 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Imagination album art The Whispers Imagination (Album) Solar Australia & New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Love Is Where You Find It album art Whispers* Love Is Where You Find It (Album) Solar Germany 1981 Sell This Version
The Whispers - This Kind Of Lovin' album art The Whispers This Kind Of Lovin' (Album) Solar Spain 1981 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Love For Love album art Whispers* Love For Love (Album) Solar, Solar Japan 1983 Sell This Version
The Whispers - So Good album art The Whispers So Good (Album) Solar Canada 1984 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Just Gets Better With Time album art The Whispers Just Gets Better With Time (Album) Solar France 1987 Sell This Version
Z 75305, BL 75305 The Whispers Happy Holidays To You(LP, Album, RE) Solar, Solar Z 75305, BL 75305 US 1989 Sell This Version
The Whispers - More Of The Night album art Whispers* More Of The Night (Album) Capitol Records Japan 1990 Sell This Version
The Whispers - In The Mood album art The Whispers In The Mood (Comp) Solar US 1990 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Christmas Moments album art The Whispers Christmas Moments (Album) Capitol Records US 1994 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Toast To The Ladies album art The Whispers Toast To The Ladies (Album) Capitol Records US 1995 Sell This Version
The Whispers - Song Book Volume One (The Songs Of Babyface) album art The Whispers Song Book Volume One (The Songs Of Babyface) (Album) Interscope Records US 1997 Sell This Version
MVCT-24025 The Whispers - Song Book Volume One (The Songs Of Babyface) album art The Whispers Song Book Volume One (The Songs Of Babyface)(CD, Album) Interscope Records MVCT-24025 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
STP-2503 The Whispers - For Your Ears Only album art The Whispers For Your Ears Only(CD, Album, Ltd) Satin Tie Productions STP-2503 US 2006 Sell This Version
UBK-4174 The Whispers - Planets Of Life album art The Whispers Planets Of Life(CD, Album, RE) Unidisc UBK-4174 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

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December 9, 2016
I loved these guys before I even knew what their music was ll about... They basically helped me determine the music genre for me to follow the rest of my life. I love you whispers

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