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Monday, April 9, 2012

Legendary Floaters, The

A short-lived spinoff group formed by onetime Detroit Emeralds members James Mitchell and Marvin Willis, Floaters scored a number one R&B and number two pop hit with their debut, "Float On," for ABC. It was neither a lyrical nor vocal triumph, but was still among the biggest-selling R&B singles of 1977. Featuring lead singer Charles Clark, along with Larry Cunningham, Paul and Ralph Mitchell, and Jonathan Murray, the group wasn't able to sustain whatever magic it generated with "Float On." The next two singles were actually superior performances to the hit. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "I Just Want to Be with You" demonstrated that Clark could be an effective ballad singer, but neither could move beyond moderate R&B chart status.


1975 - Float On
1977 - The Floaters
1978 - Magic
1979 - Float Into The Future
1981 - Get Ready For The Floaters & Shu-Ga
1998 - The Best Of The Floaters


Self-Science said...

Thanks for this Zand. I only had one album by them and it was their first.

zand said...

Wellcome Self-Science! I like this band. Their voices are from my childhood... Nostalgia...

Anonymous said...

There is some problem with the fourth link (Float Into The Future). It takes the user to a generic Mediafire advertising page which never moves on to the downloading screen. I've seen this happen elsewhere recently with Mediafire, some sort of hiccup in the URL.


zand said...

Hi David! Thanks for comment. Link is repaird.

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