Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Quinton Joseph (Part 2)

 "The R&B and Soul Music Drummer with a Signature Touch"

    The Chicago Years

This was the group's
 first million seller
His signature style drumming techniques is heard on other Chicago soul classics such as “Have You Seen Her”, a one million plus selling single performed the Chi-Lites and produced and co-written by one of the key members of the vocal group, the late Eugene Record and on the following gold-certified single performed by the Chi-Lites, “Oh Girl”. 

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 
group's career
"Oh Girl" 


                                    Researched and compiled by               
                                   Mr K Tomlin Music Historian                   
                                  ©RCM Music/Signaturesoundsonline2013-2014 

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