This group was formed as a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Isaac Hayes and David Porter in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Comprising Anita Louis (24 November 1949, Memphis, Tennessee, USA), Shelbra Bennett (b. Memphis, Tennessee, USA), John Blackfoot Colbert (b. 20 November 1946, Greenville, Mississippi, USA) and Norman West (b. 30 October 1939, Monroe, Louisiana, USA), they first surfaced in 1968 with Give Em Love. This excellent Hayes/Porter composition established their startling vocal interplay, which, at times, suggested a male/female Sam And Dave. Although artistically consistent, only three of the groups singles, The Sweeter He Is (1969), Hearsay (1970) and Ill Be The Other Woman (1973), reached the US R&B Top 10. The Soul Children were later reduced to a trio and moved to Epic when their former outlet, Stax Records, went into liquidation. Colbert later found fame under the...
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