Soul Fest '18 : Featuring The Whispers, Midnight Star & More
The Whispers: One of R&B musics most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, began their legendary and timeless career in 1963. Twin brothers Walter and Wallace Scott joined with friends Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon to form a local singing group. They perfected their tight harmonies on the street corners in the Watts section of Los Angeles and in night clubs in the in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area. They began singing as "The Eden Trio", but were later renamed "The Whispers". In 1969 they released "The Time Will Come", and recorded their first Top 10 R&B hit "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" in 1970. In 1971 Gordy Harmon decided to leave the group, and was replaced by Leaviel Degree. Over the next two decades, the Whispers released many hits, and became known as the leading romantic singers of their generation. During the 70's, the Whispers released "One For The Money", and "Headlights". Of those albums, two singles graced the Billboard's Top 20 R&B Charts, those songs were "Olivia (Lost and Turned Out)" and "(Lets Go) All the Way". In 1980, the Whispers released a self-titled album ("The Whispers") which became their first platinum album. This album included "A Song For Donny" written by Carrie Lucas in memory of Donny Hathaway, and their biggest hit "And the Beat Goes On". As the years went on, the Whispers continued to produce many successful albums such as Toast to the Ladies, My Brothers Keeper, Just Gets Better With Time, Songbook, Vol. 1: The Songs of Babyface, and more. In the new millennium, the Whispers continue to perform around the world, and recently, on Valenines Day 2006, released their new album "For Your Ears Only". The Whispers thank you for your support over the years, and will continue to produce wonderful music for your ears only. God Bless.