Faith Hope and Charity (US band)

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Faith Hope & Charity
Origin Tampa, Florida, United States
Genres Soul
Years active 1969–1979
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]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
1970 Faith Hope & Charity Maxwell
1972 Heavy Love Sussex
1975 Faith Hope & Charity 100 24 RCA Victor
1976 Life Goes On
1978 Faith Hope & Charity 20th Century Fox
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US R&B
[4]
US
Dan

[4]
CAN
[5]
NZ
[6]
UK
[7]
1970 "So Much Love" 51 14 38
"Baby Don't Take Your Love" 96 36
1971 "Come Back and Finish What You Started"
"No Tresspassing"
1972 "God Bless the World"
"I Was There"
1973 "Who Made You Go"
1975 "To Each His Own" 50 1 15 58 28
"Mellow Me" 18
"Just One Look" 38
1976 "Don't Go Looking for Love" 38
"A Time for Celebration" (with The Choice Four) 107
"You're My Peace of Mind" 83 13
1977 "Life Goes On" 65
1978 "Don't Pity Me" 20
"How Can I Help But Love You"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

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. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > Faith Hope & Charity". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  5. ^ "CAN Charts > Faith Hope & Charity". RPM. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  6. ^ "NZ Charts > Faith Hope & Charity". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  7. ^ "UK Charts > Faith Hope & Charity". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  • The Story on Faith Hope & Charity by The Chancellor of Soul (Mike Boone) Chancellor's Chronicles

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