Ray, Goodman & Brown
|Genres:||Funk R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul old school soul rnb old school slow jams r&b male vocalists|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Al Goodman (31 March 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA), Harry Ray (b. 15 December 1946, Longbranch, New Jersey, USA; d. 1 October 1992) and William Brown (b. 30 June 1946, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA). This smooth soul trio had 27 R&B hits as the Moments. While waiting for the outcome of legal wranglings with Sylvia Robinsons Stang Records, they recorded backing vocals on two successful Millie Jackson albums. When it was decided that Stang owned the name the Moments, the trio joined Polydor Records in 1979 under their own surnames. Their first single, their own composition, Special Lady, reached the US Top 5 and their debut album, which they co-produced with Vince Castellano, made the Top 20. Ray, Goodman & Brown II made the US Top 100 and their revival of the Platters My Prayer narrowly missed the Top 40. Ray left in 1982 and made an unsuccessful solo album on Sylvia Robinsons Sugarhill Records label. He rejoined...