First Choice

Genres: R&B / Soul
Tags: disco soul funk philly soul philly groove 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Part of the Philadelphia sound of the mid-70s, this female vocal group’s biggest success was ‘Armed And Extremely Dangerous’. Rochelle Fleming (11 February 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Joyce Jones (b. 30 July 1949) and Annette Guest (b. 19 November 1954, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA) were originally known as the Debronettes. Local DJ Georgie Woods introduced the trio to Norman Harris, guitarist with MFSB, to produce their debut single, ‘This Is The House Where Love Died’. Although it sold poorly, the record led to a new contract with Philly Groove and ‘Armed and Extremely Dangerous’. Also produced by Harris, the song was a hit first in the UK, where it reached the Top 20 on Bell. US success followed and the later singles, ‘Smarty Pants’ and ‘The Player’, sold equally well. While producer Harris was associated with numerous hits during the disco boom of the late 70s, the only later chart entry for First...

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