SoulTracks Lost Gem: Rose Royce wants to "Get Next to You"

As a principal vehicle for former Motown hitmaker Norman Whitfield's engaging compositions, Rose Royce ascended to the top of the Soul Music world from 1977-79 with a string of great hits and a tight, full sound that rivaled many of the best self-contained soul and funk groups of that era.

While their debut on the Car Wash soundtrack was known most for the funky title track, they won our hearts with the terrific follow up song, the smooth ballad "I Wanna Get Next to You." 

 

 

As a principal vehicle for former Motown hitmaker Norman Whitfield's engaging compositions, Rose Royce ascended to the top of the Soul Music world from 1977-79 with a string of great hits and a tight, full sound that rivaled many of the best self-contained soul and funk groups of that era.

While their debut on the Car Wash soundtrack was known most for the funky title track, they won our hearts with the terrific follow up song, the smooth ballad "I Wanna Get Next to You." 

 

 

 

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