First Listen: The Notations return with a lot of “Love”

(January 13, 2021) During the late 1960s and early 70s, Chicago was one of the nation’s hotspots for soul music, and one of the native groups from the Windy City that was keeping folks grooving was The Notations. With two monster hits, “I’m Still Here” and “It Only Hurts For Awhile,” the quartet had a six year run that made them favorites for many soul music fans around the world.

The Notations faded from our view as the 80s arrived, but founding member Clifford Curry still had a lot of good music in him. A few years ago he re-created The Notations with singers Eric Rapier Bryant and Marzette Griffith to continue the classic soul sounds of the original Notations.

(January 13, 2021) During the late 1960s and early 70s, Chicago was one of the nation’s hotspots for soul music, and one of the native groups from the Windy City that was keeping folks grooving was The Notations. With two monster hits, “I’m Still Here” and “It Only Hurts For Awhile,” the quartet had a six year run that made them favorites for many soul music fans around the world.

The Notations faded from our view as the 80s arrived, but founding member Clifford Curry still had a lot of good music in him. A few years ago he re-created The Notations with singers Eric Rapier Bryant and Marzette Griffith to continue the classic soul sounds of the original Notations.

The trio is now back with a new song that has the feel of something that The Impressions might have recorded in the 1960s. The cover “I’ll Always Love You” sits at the border of doo wop and soul, with fantastic harmonies abounding. At 2:13 it is a quick listen, but one that has the feel of a classic. Check it out.

The Notations – “I’ll Always Love You”

 
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