Tuesday, April 14, 2009
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
The Voices Of East Harlem were a vocal group formed in the early 70's. The Voices were, an often, 20-member ensemble whose ages ranged from 12 to 21. They worked with producers Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield on their recordings for the Just Sunshine Records label.
They are best remembered for Leroy Hutson's song / production 'Cashing In' from a 1973 album The Voices Of East Harlem. Also on the album was 'Wanted Dead Or Alive', a single released in the UK by the Low Fat Vinyl label in 1988. Their 1970 album Right On Be Free also featured contributions from Ralph McDonald on congas and Richard Tee on keyboards.
Below, their spirited take on Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth."