Tuesday, February 9, 2010


The Emotions were a sweet soul singing group from Chicago comprised of sisters Sheila, Jeannette, and Wanda Hutchinson. They released a few small, local singles including the burning hot "I Can't Stand No More Heartaches" and gained many admirers and later collaborators but it was their connection to Pervis Staples of the Staple Singers that landed them on the Stax/Voltz label for their debut record "So I can Love You" released in 1969. Pervis took over management for the band as well. They hit paydirt on both the R&B and pop charts with hits like "Best Of My Love" and "Don't Ask My Neighbors" but perhaps their biggest success was as part of Earth Wind & Fires mega hit "Boogie Wonderland" which featured the Emotions. Over the years the lineup has changed and sisters were replaced by younger sisters or cousins or good friends. They still play today though their last studio record was released back in the 80's.

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