blue notes

blue notes

The Blue Notes (My Hero)

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Originally founded by Philly pianist/doo wop singer Harold Melvin in 1954, The Blue Notes went through a series of under-appreciated singles and a few lineup changes before they established their own sound. The group's first hit, "My Hero," graced the charts in 1960, They are indubitably the most talked about and covered Philly soul group in history. The group's repertoire includes soul, R&B, doo-wop and disco. The original group known as "The Charlemagnes" came to be known as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes in 1960 and was noted for several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Their lush instrumentation, smooth balladry, and stylish image continue to make them music and performance superstars today.