Welcome to Soul Sundays! Today I'm looking out for the ladies... My selection today
are "The Lovelites" featuring "This Love is Real","Love So Strong","My
Conscience", and "How Can I Tell my Mom and Dad". "The Lovelites" was a female group
in the late 6o's early 70's. They were the the old school version of Destiny's
Child. It was hard for me to choose which songs they sang because every song was a
hit from them. Every song I'm sure every female could relate too, whether it was
when her man was down for her, or when her man acted a fool and didn't appreciate
her, or even when you had a child with someone & it just wasn't enough (The baby
daddy Drama). "The Lovelites" was an American vocal group based in Chicago.
Originally, the group were sisters Patti Hamilton and Rozena Petty, and their friend
Barbara Peterman. In 1967, the trio recorded for the local Chicago record label
Bandera Records. In 1968, Peterman left the group and was replaced by Ardell

One year after the change in lineup, the single "How Can I Tell My Mom And Dad", was
released on Lock Records. The tune, written by lead vocalist Patti Hamilton and
record producer Clarence Johnson, addressed the then taboo subject of teen pregnancy.
It went on to sell 55,000 copies locally and 400,000 nationally, peaking at #15 on
Billboard's soul chart, and landing the group a recording contract with the
MCA-owned Uni Records. By this time, the group had also undergone yet another
personal change as Joni Berlman stepped in for Rozena Petty.

The girls continued working with Johnson, as well as another producer Johnny Cameron,
and went on to release their only album "With Love From The Lovelites". The album was
not as well received as the group's previous single and subsequently flopped. After
leaving Uni, Johnson started up Lovelites Records, and the group released a handful
of singles. While in 1971, Rhonda Grayson replaced Ardell McDaniel.
By 1972, the girls had signed to Cotillion Records, where they released two singles
billed as "Patti & The Lovelites". Sadly by 1973, just like "Destiny's Child", their
ego's got in the way and they went solo. 
Please check out their other singles "Man in my
Life" , "Gotta Let You Go" and "I'm Not Like the Others". Thanks For "Tooning In".
Embrace every moment with that special someone.

Mrs. Toons
 Skidrow Soul
Soul Sundays
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