The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool


The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool

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  "Everybody Plays the Fool" is the title of a popular song written by J.R. Bailey, Rudy Clark and Ken Williams. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best R&B song at the 1973 ceremony.

The first recording of the song to reach the Top 40 in the United States was by the R&B group The Main Ingredient, a trio consisting at the time of Cuba Gooding Sr., Tony Silvester and Luther Simmons, Jr. Their version of "Everybody Plays the Fool" rose to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1972, and was certified gold by the RIAA. This version also peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and at No. 25 on the Billboard adult contempory chart. It was the group's highest charting hit single.

 

 

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The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool / Who Can I Turn To (when nobody needs me)

U.K. RCA Victor 2270 (1972)

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.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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