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 (2) and The 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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22001 Planets Of Life — The Whispers The Whispers Planets Of Life (Album) Soul Clock 22001 US 1969 Sell This Version
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JLS 3046 Life And Breath — The Whispers The Whispers Life And Breath (Album) Janus Records JLS 3046 US 1972 Sell This Version
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JLS 3041 The Whispers' Love Story — The Whispers The Whispers The Whispers' Love Story (Album) Janus Records JLS 3041 US 1972 Sell This Version
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JXS-7006 Bingo — The Whispers The Whispers Bingo (Album) Janus Records JXS-7006 Uruguay 1974 Sell This Version
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RVP-6100 One For The Money — The Whispers The Whispers One For The Money (Album) Soul Train RVP-6100 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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BVK1-2270 Open Up Your Love — The Whispers The Whispers Open Up Your Love (Album) Soul Train BVK1-2270 US 1977 Sell This Version
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RVP-6304 Headlights — The Whispers The Whispers Headlights (Album) Solar RVP-6304 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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BXK1-3105 Whisper In Your Ear — The Whispers The Whispers Whisper In Your Ear (Album) Solar BXK1-3105 US 1979 Sell This Version
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FL-13521 The Whispers — The Whispers The Whispers The Whispers (Album) Solar FL-13521 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
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RPL-8007 Happy Holidays To You — The Whispers The Whispers Happy Holidays To You (Album) Solar RPL-8007 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
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BZL1 3578 Imagination — The Whispers The Whispers Imagination (Album) Solar BZL1 3578 Australia & New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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FL-13976 This Kind Of Lovin' — The Whispers The Whispers This Kind Of Lovin' (Album) Solar FL-13976 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
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452 344, K 452 344 Love Is Where You Find It — The Whispers Whispers* Love Is Where You Find It (Album) Solar 452 344, K 452 344 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
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EKC 6140 Love For Love — The Whispers Whispers* Love For Love (Album) Solar, Solar EKC 6140 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
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96 03561 So Good — The Whispers The Whispers So Good (Album) Solar 96 03561 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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BC 85-05 Budweiser Concert Hour — The Whispers The Whispers Budweiser Concert Hour(LP, Transcription) Budweiser Concert Hour BC 85-05 US 1985 Sell This Version
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740 147 Just Gets Better With Time — The Whispers The Whispers Just Gets Better With Time (Album) Solar 740 147 France 1987 Sell This Version
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TOCP-6455 More Of The Night — The Whispers Whispers* More Of The Night (Album) Capitol Records TOCP-6455 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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CDP 0777 7 89070 2 2 Christmas Moments — The Whispers The Whispers Christmas Moments (Album) Capitol Records CDP 0777 7 89070 2 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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C4 7243 8 30270 4 0 Toast To The Ladies — The Whispers The Whispers Toast To The Ladies (Album) Capitol Records C4 7243 8 30270 4 0 US 1995 Sell This Version
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MVCT-24025 Song Book Volume One (The Songs Of Babyface) — The Whispers The Whispers Song Book Volume One (The Songs Of Babyface) (Album) Interscope Records MVCT-24025 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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STP-2503 For Your Ears Only — The Whispers The Whispers For Your Ears Only(CD, Album, Ltd) Satin Tie Productions STP-2503 US 2006 Sell This Version
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KING8888 Thankful — The Whispers The Whispers Thankful (Album) Kingdom Records (13) KING8888 US 2009 Sell This Version
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none Christmas With The Whispers — The Whispers The Whispers Christmas With The Whispers(CD, Album) CD Baby none USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

729 Never Again / Slow Jerk — The Whispers The Whispers Never Again / Slow Jerk (Single) Dore 729 US 1964 Sell This Version

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hectorcombe

hectorcombe

June 25, 2021
Just simple, unpretentious, uncomplicated good-time music. Can't rate the Whispers highly enough. Best production in all of SOLAR..no doubt.
softdiamond

softdiamond

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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