The Notations

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The Notations were an American soul group formed at high school in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1960s .


The group recorded for Tad Records early in their career; at a point in their career, Syl Johnson brought The Notations to Twinight (Based in Chicago). The 1st million dollar seller was a song produced by Syl Johnson entitled "I'm Still Here". The follow-up single to that was a song entitled "At The Crossroads" written by group member James Stroud. The original members were Clifford Curry, Lasalle Matthews, & James Stroud. The group stayed with Twilight Records until the doors closed.

In 1973 the group joined Curtom / Gemigo Records, a label owned and ran by Curtis Mayfield. The new lineup of the group consisted of Clifford Curry, Lasalle Matthews, Bobby Thomas & Walter Jones. They charted a song entitled "It Only Hurts For a Little While" written by Howard Sanderford. There were some other follow-up songs: It's Alright, This Feeling (written by Chuck Jackson & Marvin Yancy). Also, there was a cut that charted on the Disco Side entitled "Think Before You Stop". There was a song that did very well overseas entitled "SuperPeople". The group stayed there until the doors closed in 1979.

Emmmett Garnder (The groups manager at the time) took the group to Mercury Records with a song entitled "Judy Blue Eyes". They stayed with the label for one year.

Current Members are Clifford Curry, Eric Bryant & Eric Rapier. They have a new single to be released in the winter of 2016 entitled "Just Your Love". This particular track was produced by Aundre Miller & Jimmy Hudson.




Year Title Chart Positions[1]
U.S. R&B Singles U.S. Disco Singles
1971 "I'm Still Here" #26 -
1975 "It Only Hurts for a Little While" #27 -
1975 "Think Before You Stop" #93 #4
1976 "Make Me Twice the Man" #91


  1. ^ Billboard Singles. Allmusic

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