|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||northern soul soul northern|
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The original members of this vocal group from Los Angeles, California, USA, were lead Cal Waymon (1942, Houston, Texas, USA), Carl Gilbert (b. 1943, Toledo, Ohio, USA) and Jean Smith (b. 1945, Arkansas, USA), all graduates of Los Angeles Jefferson High School. Waymon, the writer and producer of the group, had a background as a folk singer, and had for a time lived in New York, where he played guitar and sang topical songs in Greenwich Village coffee-houses. On his return to Los Angeles in 1966, he formed the Incredibles, and within months had a moderate national R&B success with Ill Make It Easy (If Youll Come On Home) (number 39 R&B). The group then added a fourth member, Alda Denise Erwin (b. St. Louis, Missouri, USA), and the following year achieved another moderate hit with a remake of the old standard Heart And Soul (number 45 R&B). The Incredibles - featuring Waymon, Erwin, and new member Don Rae Simpson,...