Brenda & The Tabulations Biography
This R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, comprising Brenda Payton (d. 14 June 1992), Jerry Jones, Eddie Jackson, and Maurice Coates, was recognizable for the fetchingly innocent-sounding vocals of Payton on a series of intensely sung ballads. Their biggest hit was their 1967 debut single on the Dionn label, Dry My Eyes (number 8 US R&B chart, number 20 pop chart). This was followed by further successful records, including a remake of the Miracles Whos Lovin You (number 19 R&B, June 1967), When Youre Gone (number 27 R&B, December 1967). Bernard Murphy joined the line-up in 1969, and, reorganized in 1970 around Brenda Payton, Pat Mercer, and Deborah Martin, the group achieved a further string of hits including The Touch Of You (number 12 R&B, December 1969), And My Heart Sang (Tra La La) (number 12 R&B, May 1970), Dont Make Me Over (number 15 R&B, August 1970) and 1971s Right On The Tip Of My Tongue (number 10 R&B, number 23 pop), all released on the Top & Bottom label. A stint at Epic Records produced no major hits, but in 1973 their excellent One Girl Too Late (number 43 R&B) deserved far greater recognition and success. The groups last chart success was in 1977.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.