"The R&B and Soul Music Drummer with a Signature Touch"
The Chicago Years
|This was the group's|
first million seller
|This was the only studio album of the group's career|
to have achieved the number-one position on
Billboard Top Soul Albums Chart. Joseph conducted
arrangements and played drums on the album
Joseph conducted arrangements for the group on several singles including the two gold singles mentioned above. The track “Oh Girl” became both a Billboard number-one on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles Chart on 3rd June 1972 (2 weeks) and on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart on 27th May 1972 (1 week), preceded by “the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, performed by Roberta Flack and succeeded by “I’ll Take You There”, performed by The Staple Singers. The parent album “A Lonely Man” peaked on top of the Billboard Top Soul Albums Chart on 10th June 1972 (5 weeks), which was very interesting because it was preceeded by Roberta Flack’s album “First Take”. During the 1970s, Joseph played on all the number-one singles and albums released by Brunswick Records in North America.
|Second gold record of the |
Researched and compiled by
Mr K Tomlin Music Historian