Bloodstone

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul funk death metal old school death metal swedish death metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

A self-contained R&B band from Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Sweet soul stand-up vocal groups were highly fashionable in the early 70s and Bloodstone, with their falsetto-led and vocally harmonized hits, were a part of the phenomenon along with the Moments, Chi-lites, and Stylistics, among others. Original members were Charles McCormick (lead vocal, bass guitar), Charles Love (lead vocal, guitar), Willis Draffen (18 March 1945, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 8 February 2002, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; vocal, guitar), Henry Williams (vocal, percussion), Eddie Summers (drummer) and Roger Lee Durham (b. 1946, d. October 1973). Bloodstone became hitmakers in the USA via the unusual route of being discovered by an English producer, Mike Vernon, who recorded them in the UK. Their biggest hits, on London Records in the USA, came early in their career from 1973-74, namely ‘Natural High’ (number 4 R&B, number 10 pop), ‘Never Let You Go’ (number 7...

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