Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Bad Luck [1975]

RIP Bernie Wilson, one of the founding members of the Blue Notes. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes pretty much single handedly defined the burgeoning Philly sound in the late sixties, this track however comes from their funkier early seventies sounds. Still featuring Teddy and Bernie on vocals.

From EW.com
Bernard Wilson, a member of R&B vocal group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, died Dec. 26 in New Jersey, Variety reports. A specific cause of death has not been disclosed.
Wilson was the group’s baritone singer until 1977. During those years, the Blue Notes became one of the biggest Philly Soul acts, well known for their immaculate harmonies. Wilson helped back late lead singer Teddy Pendergrass on many classic hits from this era, including “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” (listen after the jump) and “Wake Up Everybody.”

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One Response

  1. Harold Melvin was from Houston Texas though and we loved him here. Teena Marie departed on the same day, I guess Heaven needed some soul. I extend my sympathy to those that were close to Mr. Bernie Wilson. I would like to invite you to 1markt.wordpress.com to read a tribute to Teena titled Lady Tee, if moved to a comment from you would be greatly appreciated.

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