Brenda & The Tabulations
|Genres:||Disco R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul funk 70s 1973 20th century disco|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 2000s|
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...