Double Exposure (band)

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Double Exposure is an American disco era band hailing from Philadelphia, USA.

Double Exposure are James Williams, Joseph Harris, Charles Whittington and Leonard 'Butch' Davis, who were originally called 'United Image' back in the 1960s. They have been singing together since junior high school and have remained friends ever since. They recorded for the Salsoul record label.

On December 11, 1975, at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, Pa, Double Exposure began recording what would become one of the most successful albums ever to come out of the Philly music empire.

Their 1976 album Ten Percent featured a pair of major club hits, with the title track's remix by Walter Gibbons being the first commercially available 12-inch single.

Before signing to Salsoul, the band were known as United Image and recorded on the Stax Records label.

In 2001, a dance group called M&S used samples from Double Exposure's "Everyman" in their song called "Salsoul Nugget". Songs include "My Love Is Free".

The group are currently, as of September 2008, recording new material, including an Eli/Dixon/Green composition called "Soul Recession"/Soultronics Records at Eli's Studio E facility in Philadelphia. Some original Salsoul/Philly/TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)/MFSB (Gamble and Huff) session musicians have appeared on "Soul Recession", including Earl Young, Bobby Eli, Dennis Harris, T.G. Conway, Jimmy Williams and Rikki Hicks. There is an anticipated CD/12" release soon with a number of tracks and alternative mixes, including ones by legendary mixers Tom Moulton and John Morales.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label

1976 Ten Percent 129 40 Salsoul
1978 Fourplay
1979 Locker Room
2003 Always Double Exposure
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  • The Best of Double Exposure (Charly, 1999)
  • The Anthology (Suss'd, 2006)
  • My Love Is Free: The Best of Double Exposure (Koch, 2006)


Year Single Peak chart positions Album


1976 "Ten Percent" 54 63 2 Ten Percent
"My Love Is Free" 104 44 15
"Everyman (Has to Carry His Own Weight)" 84 8
1978 "Newsy Neighbors" 107 Fourplay
"Perfect Lover"
1979 "I Got the Hots for Ya" 33 37 Locker Room
1982 "After All This Time" 57 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > Double Exposure". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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