Thursday, October 14, 2010
BAY AREA SOUL - THE NATURAL FOUR
I was going through a bunch of 45's and recorded a few to share this week. This 45 is special to me because it was my POP's record and now its mine, plus The Natural Four is from Oakland California. Great record with great lyrics. Enjoy
THE NATURAL FOUR - WHY SHOULD WE STOP NOW
The original members, from Oakland, California, U.S.A., were:
and AI Bowden
This group first recorded in 1968 on a small local label called Boola-Boola.
From there they went to ABC Records, and reached the national charts in 1969 with 'Why Should We Stop Now' (number 31 R & B).
In 1970, they achieved some success with the single 'I Thought You Were Mine' for the ABC label and taken from the album 'Good Vibes'.
The group was unable to repeat their success.
Before breaking up in 1971, they recorded an unnoticed single for Bay Area producer Ron Carson that was released on Chess Records.
Chris James organized a new group:
Steve 'Strip' Striplin
Ollan Christopher James
and Delmos Whitney