Stylistics

Stylistics

The Stylistics sind ein US-amerikanisches Vokalensemble, das vor allem in der ersten Hälfte der 1970er großen Erfolg hatte. Sie gehörten zu den bekanntesten Vertretern des Phillysounds.

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Karriere

Die Gründungsmitglieder der Stylistics im Jahr 1966 waren Russell Thompkins Jr., Airrion Love und James Smith (zuvor bei "The Monarchs") sowie Herbie Murrell und James Dunn (zuvor bei "The Percussions"). Bei Avco Records wurden sie von Thom Bell produziert, der vorher bereits mit den Delfonics erfolgreich gewesen war. Die Texte ihrer Stücke schrieb Linda Creed.

Der größte Hit der Stylistics war 1974 You Make Me Feel Brand New. Zwischen 1971 und 1976 hatten sie eine beachtliche Reihe von Hits in den Billboard-Charts.

1974 trennten sich die Stylistics von Bell und wechselten 1976 auch die Plattenfirma. Zu dieser Zeit ließ der Erfolg in den USA nach. In Europa hatten sie aber noch einige weitere Top-Hits, vor allem I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love), 1975 eine Nummer 1 in Großbritannien.

Ab 1980 gab es verschiedene Umbesetzungen, doch auch heute noch (2008) stehen die Stylistics auf der Bühne. 2004 gründete Russell Thompkins Jr. die New Stylistics.

Auszeichnungen

2004 wurden die Stylistics in die Vocal Group Hall of Fame aufgenommen.

Diskografie

Alben

  • 1971: The Stylistics (Avco) - US Pop #23, US R&B #3 (Gold)
  • 1972: Round 2 (Avco) - US Pop #32, US R&B #3 (Gold)
  • 1973: Rockin' Roll Baby (Avco) - US Pop #66, US R&B #5, UK #42
  • 1974: Let's Put It All Together (Avco) - US Pop #14, US R&B #4, UK #26 (Gold)
  • 1974: Heavy (Avco) - US Pop #43, R&B #8
  • 1975: From the Mountain (Avco) - UK #36
  • 1975: Thank You Baby (Avco) - US Pop #72, US R&B #9, UK #5
  • 1975: You Are Beautiful (Avco) - US Pop #99, US R&B #12, UK #26
  • 1976: Fabulous (H&L) - US Pop #117, US R&B #32, UK #21
  • 1977: Once Upon a Juke Box (H&L) - US R&B #45
  • 1978: In Fashion (Mercury) - US R&B #43
  • 1978: Wonder Woman (Mercury)
  • 1979: Love Spell (Mercury)
  • 1980: Hurry Up This Way Again (Philadelphia International) - US Pop #127, US R&B #11
  • 1981: Closer Than Close (Philadelphia International) - US R&B #44
  • 1982: 1982 (Philadelphia International)
  • 1985: Some Things Never Change (Streetwise) - US R&B #63
  • 1991: Love Talk (Amherst) - US R&B #65
  • 1992: Christmas (Amherst)
  • 1996: Love Is Back in Style (Marathon)

Kompilationen

  • 1975: The Best of the Stylistics (H&L) - US #41, US R&B #13, UK #1
  • 1976: The Best of the Stylistics, Vol. 2 (H&L) - UK #1
  • 1991: The Greatest Hits of the Stylistics (Unidisc) - UK #34
  • 2005: The Very Best of the Stylistics…and More! (Amherst)
  • 2007: The Very Best of the Stylistics (Universal)

Singles

Jahr Titel Chartplatzierungen RIAA-Zertifikation
US Hot 100 US R&B UK
1971 "You're a Big Girl Now" 73 7
1971 "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" 39 6
1971 "You Are Everything" 9 10 Gold
1972 "Betcha by Golly Wow!" 3 2 13 Gold
1972 "People Make the World Go Round" 25 6
1972 "I'm Stone in Love with You" 10 4 9 Gold
1973 "Break Up to Make Up" 5 5 34 Gold
1973 "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" 23 8
1973 "Peek-a-Boo" 35
1973 "Rockin' Roll Baby" 14 3 6
1974 "You Make Me Feel Brand New" 2 5 2 Gold
1974 "Let's Put It All Together" 18 8 9
1974 "Heavy Fallin' Out" 41 4
1975 "Star on a TV Show" 47 13 12
1975 "Thank You Baby" 70 7
1975 "Sing Baby Sing" 3
1975 "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" 51 18 1
1975 "Na-Na Is the Saddest Word" 5
1975 "Funky Weekend" 76 23 10
1976 "Because I Love You, Girl" 43
1976 "You Are Beautiful" 79 17
1976 "Can't Help Falling in Love" 52 4
1976 "Sixteen Bars" 7
1976 "You'll Never Get to Heaven" (EP) 24
1977 "$7,000 and You" 24
1978 "First Impressions" 22
1980 "Hurry Up This Way Again" 18
1981 "And I'll See You No More" 70
1981 "What's Your Name?" 79
1984 "Give a Little Love for Love" 47
1985 "Some Things Never Change" 86
1985 "Love Is Not the Answer" 91
1991 "Love Talk" 68
1992 "Always on My Mind" 89

Weblinks

Einzelnachweise

  • Guinness Book of British Hit Singles - 16th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-190-X
  • Guinness Book of British Hit Albums - 7th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-619-7

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