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The Stylistics

Formed 1968.
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The Stylistics - Interview with Johnnie Walker

Johnnie goes back to the 70's with Philly soul greats The Stylistics.

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Biography

The Stylistics are a soul music vocal group, and were one of the best-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. They formed in 1968, and were composed of singers Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. All of their US hits were ballads, graced by the soaring falsetto voice of Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the lush productions of Thom Bell, which helped make the Stylistics one of the most successful soul groups of the first half of the 1970s." During the early 1970s, the group had twelve consecutive U.S. R&B top ten hits, including "Stop, Look, Listen", "You Are Everything", "Betcha by Golly, Wow", "People Make the World Go Round", "I'm Stone in Love with You", "Break Up to Make Up", and "You Make Me Feel Brand New".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Stylistics

    The Stylistics 1971

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    A sweet soul landmark that’s not exactly what you think it is.
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