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just a one hit wonder group i think
Posted by akeem on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 06:42am
Depends what you're definition of a "hit" is. They had plenty of singles but "Do You Love Me" was the only one to reach the top 10
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 08:22am
They (Not The Temptations,contrary to popular belief), were Motown's most dynamic performing group. Their hit single "First I Look At The Purse" (written by Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers),was covered by the J Geils Band (people erroneously think that THEY recorded it first..nope). and their songs later became major hits on England's "Northern Soul" scene. That they didn't become bigger than they did was NOT due to any lack of talent, but because of corporate politics inside of Motown (label founder/president Berry Gordy didn't like them, only signing them because one of the members, Hubert Johnson, was a cousin to Gordy's friend, R&B superstar Jackie Wilson .Their songs "Just A Little Misunderstanding", "Can You Do It", "Shake Sherry", "That Day When she Needed Me" and "Can You Jerk Like Me" were all covered by other artists...and The Capitol's 1966 million-seller "Cool Jerk" was just a sped-up, shameless rip-off of The Contours' "Can You Jerk Like Me". Heck , they even borrowed Motown's Funk Brothers for the non-Motown group's song.
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 11:53am
The Contours' "Can You Jerk Like Me" was one of the most powerful singles Motown ever released !! Should have been a much bigger hit than it was . Check It Out yourself:
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 12:06pm
hur hur can you jerk.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 10.3.12 @ 16:22pm
Will they ever?
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.3.15 @ 04:48am
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