Monday, February 23, 2009

Honey Cone

I dug deep in the Soul Closet---ok, it's youtube--to find a pair of jams from the early 70s R&B girl group, Honey Cone. Both "Want Ads," and "Stick Up" were number one R&B hits. And if the group sounds a little bit like the Supreme, there's good reason. The legendary songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote for Honey Cone (and named the group) after leaving Motown.

The three stone foxes of Honey Cone were, from right to left: lead singer Edna Wright, Carolyn Willis, and Shelly Clark. Ms Clark has a Honey Cone myspace page right here, yall. On her page she's got great music. I learned that she is married to one of the coolest and most iconic cats in all of R&B: EWF's long-haired bassist Verdine White.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was the second single ever I bought and still a favorite!