The 8th Day

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": soul funk 1970s soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s


This multi-talented vocal and instrumental group had their biggest hit in 1971 on Holland/Dozier/Holland’s Invictus label with the infectious, million-selling ‘She’s Not Just Another Woman’, even though the track had, in fact, been recorded some two years earlier with Steve Mancha on lead vocals, making the number sound very like an early 100 Proof Aged In Soul release, a group led by Mancha. For the 1971 follow-up, ‘You’ve Got To Crawl (Before You Walk)’, lead vocalist Melvin Davis, a long-term Detroit drummer/singer, was recruited, and the rest of the regular line-up of the group became Tony Newton (bass), Carole Stallings (vocals, electric violin), Anita Sherman (vocals, vibes), Michael Anthony (lead guitar), Bruce Nazarian (rhythm guitar, keyboards), Jerry Paul (percussion), Lynn Harter (background vocals) and, somewhat later, Lymon Woodard (organ) and Larry Hutchison (vocals, guitar). Although 8th Day were always correctly...

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