The Hues Corporation

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: disco 70s soul pop funk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Their name was taken as a pun on the Howard Hughes billion-dollar corporation. They had been performing for five years when their biggest hit, ‘Rock The Boat’, arrived. The vocal trio consisted of Hubert Ann Kelly (24 April 1947, Fairchild, Alabama, USA; soprano), St. Clair Lee (b. Bernard St. Clair Lee Calhoun Henderson, 24 April 1944, San Francisco, California, USA; baritone) and Fleming Williams (b. Flint, Michigan, USA; tenor). Their first record, ‘Goodfootin’’, was recorded for Liberty Records in 1970 but failed to hit. They signed with RCA Records in 1973 and made the charts with a song called ‘Freedom For The Stallion’. ‘Rock The Boat’, originally a forgotten album track, was released in 1974 as the next single and reached number 1 in the US pop charts and number 6 in the UK, becoming one of the first significant disco hits. Tommy Brown (b. Birmingham, Alabama, USA)...

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