Brenda & The Tabulations

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Tags: soul disco funk rnb philly soul 70s female vocalists r and b Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 2000s
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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’ ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ (number 19 R&B, June 1967), ‘When You’re 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), ‘Don’t Make Me...

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