Faith Hope and Charity (US band)

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Faith Hope & Charity
Origin Tampa, Florida, United States
Genres Soul
Years active 1970–1979
Labels Maxwell, Sussex, RCA, 20th Century Fox
Past members 1970-1971
Zulema Cusseaux
Albert Bailey
Brenda Hillard
1971-1974
Albert Bailey
Brenda Hillard
1974-1979
Albert Bailey
Brenda Hillard
Dianne Destry

Faith Hope and Charity was the name of a disco band from Tampa, Florida. They are best known for their 1975 hit, "To Each His Own".

Career[edit]

Founding members of the group were Zulema Cusseaux, Brenda Hilliard and Al Bailey. Originally a trio called the Lovelles, when they met record producer, Van McCoy, and were signed to a recording contract by Maxwell Records, the group's name was changed to Faith, Hope and Charity. Their song "So Much Love" hit #14 on the Billboard R&B chart and #51 on the Hot 100 in 1970.[1] The subsequent release "Baby Don't Take Your Love" reached #36 R&B and #96 in the Hot 100.[1]

Cusseaux left Faith, Hope and Charity in 1971, shortly after a label switch to Sussex Records, and started a solo career. She was eventually replaced by Diane Destry in 1974.[1] Their biggest hit was "To Each His Own" (1975; #1 R&B, #15 Dance, #50 Hot 100).

They then scored another hit in January 1976, reaching #38 in the UK Singles Chart with "Just One Look" (from their album, Faith, Hope & Charity).[2] It was a cover version of a Doris Troy track. Their single "Don't Pity Me" reached #20 on the R&B chart in 1978.[1]

It seemed that there was another member of Faith Hope & Charity in 1977. Priscilla Baskerville has been credited as being a member of the group on some recordings.[3]

In 1978 Destry left, but Hilliard and Bailey carried on for another album before splitting up.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • "So Much Love "/ "Let's Try It Over" - Maxwell 805 - (1970)
  • "Baby Don't Take Your Love" / "Make Love To Me" - Maxwell 808 - (1970)
  • "Come Back & Finish What You Started" / "I Worship The Very Ground You Walk On" - Sussex 216 - (1971)
  • "No Tresspassing" / "Ghosts Keep Haunting Me" - Sussex 224 - (1971)
  • "God Bless The World" / "We Can Change The World" - Sussex 231 - (1972)
  • "I Was There" / "Who Could Love You More Than I" - Sussex 243 - (1972)
  • "Heavy Love" / "Who Made You Go" - Sussex 252 - (1972)
  • "To Each His Own (That's My Philosophy)" / "Find A Way" - RCA 2599 - (1975)
  • "Just One Look" / "Disco Dan" - RCA 2632 - (1975)
  • "You're My Peace Of Mind" / "Rescue Me" - RCA 2739 - (1976)
  • "Life Goes On" / "You've Gotta Tell Her" - RCA 1 0865 - (1976)
  • "Disco Dan" / "Don't Go Looking For Love" - RCA-Victor PB-10542 - (1976)
  • "Don't Pity Me" / "Find What You Need" - 20TH Century 6162 - (1978)
  • "How Can I Help But Love You" / "Keep Me Baby" - 20th Century 2391 - (1978)

With Choice Four[edit]

  • "A Time For Celebration" (Short version) / (Long version - RCA 2715 1976 [4]

Note[edit]

There was a girl band of the 1990s called Faith Hope & Charity that had no connection to this group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Oldies.com
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 193. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ sudo.3.pro.tok2.com VAN McCOY AND HIS MAGNIFICENT: MOVIE MACHINE
  4. ^ soulcellar.co.uk Faith Hope & Charity
  • The Story on Faith Hope & Charity by The Chancellor of Soul (Mike Boone) Chancellor's Chronicles