100 Proof (Aged in Soul)

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100 Proof (Aged in Soul) was an American funk/soul group, who were formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1969. They were put together by former Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, signing the group to their new Hot Wax Records label. The group went on to release several hit singles between 1969 and 1972. The biggest of these was "Somebody's Been Sleeping", which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. This disc sold over one million copies, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A..[1]

They broke up in 1973, although the name was re-used for a totally different line-up of musicians for a short period in 1977.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Steve Mancha (born Clyde Darnell Wilson), (December 25, 1945 – January 8, 2011)[3]
  • Eddie Holiday (born Eddie Anderson) (former lead singer of The Holidays), (Deceased)
  • Joe Stubbs (born Joseph Stubbles) (formerly of The Contours, The Originals and The Falcons; brother of Levi Stubbs), (1942 – February 5, 1998)[4]
  • Carlis McKinley "Sonny" Monroe (former lead singer of The Falcons, The Firestones and The Fabulous Playboys), (March 20, 1938 – March 24, 2009)[5]
  • Donald (Don) Hatcher (former bass player for the instrumental group the Fun Co, backing band for Bettye Lavette), (December 29, 1949 – 2005)
  • Donnell (Doni) Hagan (Chicago studio and jobbing drummer)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed (Hot Wax, 1971) U.S. #151, U.S. Black Albums #31[6]
  • 100 Proof (Hot Wax, 1972) US Black Albums #40

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[7]
U.S. Pop Singles U.S. Black Singles
1969 "Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)" 94 24
1970 "Somebody's Been Sleeping" 8 6
1971 "One Man's Leftovers (Is Another Man's Feast)" 96 37
"Driveway" - 33
"90 Day Freeze" - 34
1972 "Everything Good Is Bad" 45 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 280. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ 2011 January to June. The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved on 2012-11-10.
  4. ^ The Dead Rock Stars Club 1998 - 1999. Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-10.
  5. ^ The Dead Rock Stars Club 2009 January to June. Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-10.
  6. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  7. ^ Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.