People's Choice - Cold Blooded & Down Right Funky

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The People's Choice was an American funk band formed in 1971 in Philadelphia by Frank Brunson and David Thompson. While they had several vocalists, their biggest hits were instrumentals.



Their debut single, "I Likes To Do It," got to #9 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart and #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. A short time later Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff saw People's Choice in concert, and told Brunson that they wished the group had recorded "I Likes To Do It" for Philadlephia International Records. Gamble & Huff signed the group up in 1974, and it was with them that they had another hit single with "Do It Any Way You Wanna". It sold over one million copies in three months, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in November 1975. This song was used in Fred Williamson's 1976 film Death Journey.


Former members

  • Frank Brunson - keyboards, vocals (died on November 24, 2007, at age 78).
  • David Thomson - drums
  • Guy Fiske - guitar
  • Roger Andrews - bass
  • Marc Reed - vocals [6]
  • Clifton Gamble - piano, synthesizer
  • Johnnie Hightower - guitar
  • Bill Rodgers - piano, synthesizer
  • Darnell Jordan - guitar
  • Stanley Thomas - bass, vocals
  • Valerie Brown - vocals


Studio albums

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label
1975 Boogie Down U.S.A. 56 7 45 TSOP
1976 We Got the Rhythm 174 38
1978 Turn Me Loose Philadelphia Int'l
1980 People's Choice Casablanca
1982 Still in Love with You TPC
1984 Strikin' Mercury
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

  • Golden Classics (1996, Collectables)
  • I Likes to Do It (2000, Jamie)


Year Title Peak chart positions
US Dance
1971 "I Likes to Do It" 38 9
1972 "The Wootie-T-Woo"
1973 "Let Me Do My Thing" 45
1974 "Love Shop"
"Party Is a Groovy Thing" 45 14
1975 "Do It Any Way You Wanna" 11 1 3 6 34 2 36
"Nursery Rhymes (Part I)" 93 22
1976 "Here We Go Again" 52 13
"Movin' in All Directions" 52
1977 "Cold Blooded & Down-Right-Funky" 83
"If You Gonna Do It (Put Your Mind to It) (Part I)" 76
1978 "Jam, Jam, Jam (All Night Long)" 40
"Turn Me Loose"
1980 "My Feet Won't Move, But My Shoes Did the Boogie" 77
"You Ought to Be Dancin'" 8
1981 "Hey Everybody (Party Hearty)" 80
1982 "Still in Love with You"
1984 "Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.




Peoples Choice - Cold Blooded & Down-Right Funky / Jam, Jam, Jam (All Nigh Long)

U.S. TSOP ZS8 4784 stereo (1976).

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

Both record centre labels are free from tears, stains or discoloutation.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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