Saturday, April 01, 2006

Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)

This our second Soul posting, is a 1971 release on the Holland/Dozier/Holland 'Invictus' record label. At the time The 8th Day were more a session supergroup rather than existing as an actual band. The single was rush-released to coincide with singer's Steve Mancha's other group 100% Proof (Aged In Soul) hit 'Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed' which sold a million copies and reached #8 in the Pop charts. Steve had written the 8th Day track and it had appeared on the Proof's debut album. H/D/H put together a group to match the record's success featuring his friend Melvin Davis on vocals.
This so-called group's other singles never matched the first although they did manage to dent the US charts but they soon fell apart alongside the Invictus label whose roster included Freda (Band Of Gold) Payne and General Johnson's Chairmen Of The Board..

The 8th Day - She's Not Just another Woman.mp3

'She taught me the meaning of giving - She brought me back from the dead to the the living - From a one room dirty shack - She washed the clothes on my back'

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