|Tags:||funk soul chicago|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
A funk band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The original members were vocalist Melvin Moore, guitarist Bobby Pointer, bass player Ronald Simmons, keyboard player Morris Beeks, drummer Willie Hayes, trumpeter Steve Hawkins, trombonist Bill McFarland and alto saxophonist Milton Johnson. The group began as the back-up band for the Chicago duo Simtec And Wylie, and when that act fell into disarray in 1972 the band took the name South Side Movement. In 1973 they were signed to the New York-based Wand Records label and achieved two chart singles with Ive Been Watching You (number 14 R&B, number 61 pop) and Can You Get To That (number 56 R&B). They also recorded an album for the label, Ive Been Watching You. The group moved to 20th Century Records in 1974 and recorded two more albums and a spate of singles, none of which charted. In 1975 the South Side Movement disbanded.