Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut. This is updated (almost) daily.
Ranked #157 in the Soul Strut 200
The Chicago based all female soul trio The Lovelites had significant success with their independently released 45 about teen pregnancy and abortion "How Can I Tell My Mom And Dad". The surprising success of the single prompted an album deal with UNI records. 1971's With Love From The Lovelites is a gorgeous, sweet soul journey spiced with punchy R&B production, angelic harmonies, and the wavering, pained vocal performance of Patti Hamilton. Highlights include the low rider anthems "This Love is Real," "Oh My Love," and "You've Hurt Me Now". Unfortunately, the album was not well received and after a few more follow up singles on various labels, the band called it quits in the mid 70s. By the 90s, the album was rediscovered and coined a Windy City soul masterpiece prompting a frenzy of bootleggers and rabid soul collectors trying to get their mitts on an original pressing. By the mid 00s, this album appeared to be on everyone's wants list on Soul Strut. Making it that more desirable.