Walking in the Rain with the One I Love
Walking in the Rain with the One I Love was an R&B single in 1972 for the soul trio Love Unlimited, a studio group created by singer/producer Barry White. The main vocalists were female singers Glodean James, her sister, Linda James, and their cousin Diane Taylor. Glodean would eventually become White's wife in 1974; the couple would split up in 1988, though they never divorced.
This is notable for White's first known vocal appearance on a recording, as an uncredited voice on the telephone. The lush sound and romantic atmosphere led to this becoming Love Unlimited's first hit record, eventually rising to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Soul Singles chart in the spring of 1972. The record sold over a million copies, thus receiving a gold record for its sales. It would precede White's debut as a solo act on the Billboard charts by one year, when he hit #1 R&B with "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" in May 1973.
The group would return to the Hot 100 three more times, their best result being "I Belong To You", which would peak at #27 and go all the way to the top of the Soul Singles chart in February 1975.