The Emotions - Love Ain't Easy Onesided


The Emotions - Love Ain't Easy Onesided

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  The Emotions are an American Grammy Award-winning soul/R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois. The group started out in Gospel but later delved into to R&B and Soul. The Emotions were named by VH 1 as one of the 18 most influential girl groups of all time.

 

 

Beginnings

The group was originally a gospel outfit known as the Heavenly Sunbeams. They eventually became an R&B/soul act with a popular following in their hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Soon being renamed as The Emotions, they signed with the Memphis based Volt imprint of Stax Records in the late 60s. Under the production of Isaac Hayes and David Porter the group issued their 1969 debut album entitled "So I Can Love You" on Stax.

"So I Can Love You" rose to no. 43 upon the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. The album's title track also got to nos. 3 & 39 upon the Hot R&B Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. Another single entitled "The Best Part Of A Love Affair" rose to no. 27 upon the Hot R&B Songs chart.

The group went on to release their sophomore LP entitled Untouched in 1972 upon Stax. The album cut "Show Me How" rose to no. 13 upon the Hot R&B songs chart.

The Emotions then started to work upon their third studio album. Due to be entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience this LP was supposed to be issued by the label during 1972 but wasn't as a whole. With Stax going on to become defunct in 1975, the group then left the record label altogether.

 

 

 

The Emotions - Love Ain't Easy Onesided / If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)

U.S. Volt VOA 4062 (1971).

Record manufactured in the United States of America.

Record produced by David Porter.

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, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The record centre label has a small drill hole, to denote it's tax status, (see scan).

The record was manufactured with a large centre, and comes with an adaptor.

The record comes with an orginal company paper sleeve.

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