Detroit Emeralds

Profile:
American soul group. Initially formed as “The Emeralds” in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the 1960s by the four Tilmon brothers Abrim, Ivory, Cleophus, and Raymond.
In the late 1960s Abrim and Ivory Tilmon with James Mitchell (2) moved to Detroit and reformed the group as the “Detroit Emeralds”. They signed with Westbound Records in 1970. Between 1971–1973 their backing band were Chapter 8. Their best known songs were “Feel The Need In Me”, “Do Me Right”, “You Want It, You Got It” and "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)”. In the mid-1970s the group began to fall apart and in 1977 Abrim Tilmon hired Paul Riser, Maurice King and Johnny Allen as permanent members. By the late 1970s there were two parallel groups performing live as the (Detroit) Emeralds. Former members James Mitchell (2) and Marvin Willis formed the disco-soul group The Floaters.
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Albums

WB 2006 Detroit Emeralds - Do Me Right album art Detroit Emeralds Do Me Right (Album) Westbound Records WB 2006 Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
YS-2688-JN Detroit Emeralds - You Want It, You Got It album art Detroit Emeralds You Want It, You Got It (Album) Westbound Records YS-2688-JN Japan 1972 Sell This Version
M 8198-2018 Detroit Emeralds - I'm In Love With You album art Detroit Emeralds I'm In Love With You (Album) Westbound Records M 8198-2018 US 1973 Sell This Version
TP 302 Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need album art Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need (Album) Westbound Records TP 302 US 1977 Sell This Version
WT 6101 Detroit Emeralds - Let's Get Together album art Detroit Emeralds Let's Get Together (Album) Westbound Records WT 6101 US 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RT 135 Detroit Emeralds - Show Time album art Detroit Emeralds Show Time (Single) Ric-Tic Records RT 135 US 1967 Sell This Version
RT-141 Detroit Emeralds - (I'm An Ordinary Man) Take Me The Way I Am / I'll Keep Coming Back album art Detroit Emeralds (I'm An Ordinary Man) Take Me The Way I Am / I'll Keep Coming Back (Single) Ric-Tic Records RT-141 US 1968 Sell This Version
RT-138 Detroit Emeralds - Shades Down / Ode To Billy Joe album art Detroit Emeralds Shades Down / Ode To Billy Joe Ric-Tic Records RT-138 US 1968 Sell This Version
147 Detroit Emeralds - Holding On / Things Are Looking Up album art Detroit Emeralds Holding On / Things Are Looking Up(7") Westbound Records 147 US 1969 Sell This Version
W-161 Detroit Emeralds - I Can't See Myself Doing Without You / Just Now And Then album art Detroit Emeralds I Can't See Myself Doing Without You / Just Now And Then (Single) Westbound Records W-161 US 1970 Sell This Version
W 156 Detroit Emeralds - I Bet You Get The One (Who Loves You) / If I Lose Your Love album art Detroit Emeralds I Bet You Get The One (Who Loves You) / If I Lose Your Love (Single) Westbound Records W 156 US 1970 Sell This Version
2C 006-92.410 Detroit Emeralds - Wear This Ring (With Love) / Do Me Right album art Detroit Emeralds Wear This Ring (With Love) / Do Me Right (Single) Stateside 2C 006-92.410 France 1971 Sell This Version
W-181 Detroit Emeralds - I Bet You Get The One (Who Loves You) / Wear This Ring (With Love) album art Detroit Emeralds I Bet You Get The One (Who Loves You) / Wear This Ring (With Love) (Single) Westbound Records W-181 US 1971 Sell This Version
T-7843 Detroit Emeralds - Do Me Right album art The Detroit Emeralds* Do Me Right (Single) Pye International T-7843 Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
W-192 Detroit Emeralds - You Want It, You Got It / Till You Decide To Come Home album art Detroit Emeralds You Want It, You Got It / Till You Decide To Come Home (Single) Westbound Records W-192 US 1971 Sell This Version
JSEP-5614 Detroit Emeralds - Untitled album art Tommy James / Detroit Emeralds Tommy James / Detroit Emeralds - Untitled(7", EP, Mono) JUKEbox JSEP-5614 Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
6146 015 Detroit Emeralds - Do Me Right album art Detroit Emeralds Do Me Right (Single) Janus Records 6146 015 UK 1972 Sell This Version
W 209 Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me / There's A Love For Me Somewhere album art Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me / There's A Love For Me Somewhere (Single) Westbound Records W 209 US 1972 Sell This Version
T-7893 Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) / I'll Never Sail The Sea Again album art Detroit Emeralds Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) / I'll Never Sail The Sea Again (Single) Westbound Records T-7893 Norway 1972 Sell This Version
BF 18165 Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me album art Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me(7", Single) Bellaphon BF 18165 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6146 104 Detroit Emeralds - I Think Of You album art Detroit Emeralds I Think Of You (Single) Westbound Records 6146 104 UK 1973 Sell This Version
W 220 Detroit Emeralds - Whatcha Gonna Wear Tomorrow / Lee album art Detroit Emeralds Whatcha Gonna Wear Tomorrow / Lee (Single) Westbound Records W 220 US 1973 Sell This Version
W 213 Detroit Emeralds - You're Gettin' A Little Too Smart / Heaven Couldn't Be Like This album art Detroit Emeralds You're Gettin' A Little Too Smart / Heaven Couldn't Be Like This (Single) Westbound Records W 213 US 1973 Sell This Version
DJ 006 Detroit Emeralds - DJ Promo Maxi E.P, - Various album art Dale Hawkins / Don Covay / Detroit Emeralds / Cissy Houston Dale Hawkins / Don Covay / Detroit Emeralds / Cissy Houston - DJ Promo Maxi E.P, - Various(7", EP, Promo, Smplr) Phonogram DJ 006 UK 1973 Sell This Version
W 226 Detroit Emeralds - Set It Out / I'm Qualified album art A.C. Tilmon* And The Detroit Emeralds* A.C. Tilmon* And The Detroit Emeralds* - Set It Out / I'm Qualified (Single) Westbound Records W 226 US 1974 Sell This Version