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Boynextdoor (boynextdoor)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 10:39 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.dustygroove.com/ite m.php?id=5rcn5h84vf&ref=index. php

Anyone out there ever heard of this group?
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waldo (waldo)
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Post Number: 190
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 10:53 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

another girl group !

the top left picture is almost a carbon copy of the Thriller album picture. same pose, white suit.
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 11:21 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember them. Yvonne Gage was an early member of the group. The girl top right is Demetrice Henrae. I can't remember the other girls' names.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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First Love was a 4 girl group from Chi-Town whose members were Denise Austin, Lisa Hudson, Demetrice Henrae & Martha Jackson. I never saw any of their LPs & only have a few of their 12s".

In 1980 they came out with a pretty nice dance cut called "Don't Say Goodnight", which charted R&B around Xmas & peaked at #67. My two favorite cuts of theirs is the funky 1982 jam, "It's A Mystery To Me" which charted in Jan 1983 & peaked at #68 R&B. I played that sucker like some people play Lotto...

FREQUENTLY!

My other favorite is their mid '80s ballad "Things Are Not The Same". I can't understand how that song missed charting & it should've charted pretty high. It was that good. What a great cut & I wish that we had heard more from these Chi-Town girls.
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boba (boba)
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Juice, that lineup you give is the ending lineup of the group (from around 1984), and is totally different than the original lineup. I have talked with some of the original members, but never set up an interview (hopefully will eventually). This group evolved out of the Soulettes on Dud Sound, who were a Marshall high school group and who were like the sister group to the Turbulations / Essence (they were on the same touring review and some of the members were sisters and wives of Essence members). Yvonne Gage was a member of the group as someone stated above, but I think she was never a member on any of the records.
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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I believe Yvonne left before they were signed by Chicago International Records. I got to know Demetrice from other session work.
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Boynextdoor (boynextdoor)
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Thanks to everyone for all the info. I just ordered the CD.
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boba (boba)
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Mike, I talked to Yvonne about this once and she pretty much said the same thing you are saying. But I think she told me she's not on any recording. They had their first record on Dakar before CIM, and I think she's not on that too.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Boba

Thanks for that info. It's much appreciated.

It seems as though they bounced around a bit. They indeed released "Don't Say Goodnight" in 1980 on Dakar. My favorite "It's A Mystery To Me" was released in late '82 on Chicago International & 2 years later, the beautiful "Things Are Not The Same" was released on Mirage.

I though that these young ladies had great potential & it's really a shame that they didn't get to do more.
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michael r. lee shue (mikey)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 8:39 pm: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't there also a First Love on Houston International Records? Maybe a different group altogether?
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boba (boba)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 12:04 am: ��Edit PostDelete Post���Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Michael, that is the same group (except that the lineup eventually changed to the one Juice listed)

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