The legendary R&B group, The Whispers, will make a special appearance on the new season of TV One’s “Way Black When” primetime television series. Celebrating over 40 years in the music business,  The Whispers perform their classic R&B hit “Rock Steady” and “Walk With Me” from their new best-selling gospel CD, “Thankful” (Kingdom Records). The program is hosted by TV personality Neicy Nash who also conducts an interview with the renowned quartet. Other guests on the hour-long program include Doug E. Fresh, Abraham McDonald, comedian Mike Bonner, record executive Andre Harrell, and actor Glynn Turman. Visit  www.wayblackwhen.como for more information.

“We’ve been wanting to do this for ten years. God has been really, really good to the Whispers,” says founding member Nick Caldwell of the gospel CD. “He was looking out for us even when we were ignoring Him. He allowed us to live long enough to do this inspirational CD that we want to use to inspire people to get closer to God.”

With almost 50 R&B chart singles, The Whispers are one of the most successful vocal groups in soul music history. Twin brothers Wallace and Walter Scott (aka “Scotty”) formed the group in 1963 with Nicholas  Caldwell, Marcus Hutson and Gordon Harmon (replaced by Leaveil Degree in 1973). They sang on the street corners of the Watts area of Los Angeles before they earned their first record deal in 1964. The label chief named them The Whispers because of their smooth sound. Since then the group has enjoyed a string of hits that has maintained their position as one of urban music’s top concert draws.

Among their dance-oriented hits are the #1 Billboard R&B chart singles “And the Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady.” Other rhythmic hits include “It’s A Love Thing” and “Keep on Loving Me.” The group has also laid down their share of classic slow jams such as “Lady”,  “Just Gets Better with Time”, “In the Mood” and “Say Yes.”  The Grammy and American Music Award nominated ensemble has earned seven gold or platinum singles or albums, a 2002 NAACP Image Award and they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.

article courtesy of TheBelleReport

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