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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American R&B/Soul vocal group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group's repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the middle of the 1950s as The Charlemagnes, the group is most noted for several hits on Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976, although they performed and recorded until Melvin's death in 1997. However, the remaining members of the Blue Notes have reunited twice for two Soul Train Cruises, one in 2013 and another one in 2015, during the fourth sailing. Despite group founder and original lead singer Harold Melvin's top billing, the Blue Notes' most famous member was Teddy Pendergrass, their lead singer during the successful years at Philadelphia International. In 2013 and 2015, The group reunited Centric presented the Soul Train Cruise, and the Blue Notes reunited for both events, even though they only performed during the fourth sailing in the 2015 event.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 I Miss You Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 4
1973 Black & Blue Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3
1975 To Be True Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
1975 Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3
1977 Now Is the Time Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
2012 Talk It Up Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 2
The Blue Album Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Greatest Hits Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
1990 The Best Of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
1992 Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Best of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
1995 The Best of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
2004 Billy Paul & Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Billy Paul & Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
2004 The Essential Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
Collectors Item: All Their Greatest Hits Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 4 1
Greatest Hits Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
Super Hits Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
The Ultimate Blue Notes Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 The Love I Lost (Parts 1 & 2) Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes 1
1975 Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
1975 Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1
Don't Remix Me This Way / Tied Up in Africa Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes / Yello 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Christmas With Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes & Sharon Paige 1
Blue Notes & Ballads Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 1

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