The New Birth

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It's Been A Long Time 05:40 Tools
I Can Understand It 06:25 Tools
Wild Flower 06:34 Tools
Honeybee 04:00 Tools
What'll I Do 00:00 Tools
It's Impossible 00:00 Tools
Dream Merchant 04:29 Tools
Never Can Say Goodbye 03:21 Tools
Honey Bee 00:00 Tools
You Are What I'm All About 00:00 Tools
Got To Get A Knutt 07:45 Tools
Ain't No Change 00:00 Tools
Keep On Doin' It 00:00 Tools
Do It Again 04:40 Tools
Down And Dirty 00:00 Tools
Do The Granny 00:00 Tools
Comin' From All Ends 00:00 Tools
Until It's Time For You To Go 00:00 Tools
The Long and Winding Road 03:30 Tools
It's Impossible (Impossible (MI:3 Theme)) 00:00 Tools
Echoes Of My Mind 00:00 Tools
Patiently 00:00 Tools
How Good It Feels 00:00 Tools
I Never Felt This Way Before 00:00 Tools
K-Jee 00:00 Tools
Wildflower (Full Version) 00:00 Tools
Con-Funk-Shun 00:00 Tools
Afro-Strut 00:00 Tools
Pains Of Love 00:00 Tools
Come And Dream Some Paradise (Theme From Gordon's War) 00:00 Tools
Granddaddy 00:00 Tools
O-O-H Child 00:00 Tools
Slow Driving 00:00 Tools
You Don't Have to Be Alone 00:00 Tools
One Way Bus 00:00 Tools
Yesterday I Heard The Rain 00:00 Tools
Pretty Words Don't Mean A Thing (Lie To Me) 00:00 Tools
Hurry Hurry 00:00 Tools
I Don't Want To Do Wrong 00:00 Tools
African Cry 00:00 Tools
Blind Baby 04:31 Tools
I Want To Make It With You 03:00 Tools
I'm Back 06:06 Tools
Unh Song 00:00 Tools
Pretty Music 00:00 Tools
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) 00:00 Tools
I Wash My Hands of the Whole Damn Deal 06:03 Tools
I Wash My Hands Of The Whole Damn Deal, Pt. 1 00:00 Tools
I'd Spend My Whole Life Loving You 00:00 Tools
All The Way 00:00 Tools
Come On And Dream Some Paradise 00:00 Tools
Heaven Says 00:00 Tools
Blind Man 00:00 Tools
It's All In The Game 00:00 Tools
Do The Funky Chicken 00:00 Tools
Wildflower 00:00 Tools
Fire & Rain 00:00 Tools
Fallin' In Love 00:00 Tools
Lonely Room 00:00 Tools
Damn 00:00 Tools
take this train to freedom 00:00 Tools
I've Got Dreams To Remember 00:00 Tools
Let It Be Me 00:00 Tools
Easy, Evil 00:00 Tools
Got To Get A Knutt - Remastered 2002 00:00 Tools
Forever 00:00 Tools
Serenade For A Jive Turkey 00:00 Tools
Oh, Baby, I Love The Way 00:00 Tools
Brand New Lover 00:00 Tools
Theme From Buck The Preacher 00:00 Tools
Oh, What A Feeling 00:00 Tools
Why Did I 00:00 Tools
Two Kinds Of People 00:00 Tools
End To End 00:00 Tools
Sure Thing 00:00 Tools
Let's Talk About Love 00:00 Tools
It's You Or No One 00:00 Tools
Lady Love 00:00 Tools
Its Been A Long Time 00:00 Tools
We've Got To Pull Together 00:00 Tools
Theme From "Buck & The Preacher" 00:00 Tools
Deeper 00:00 Tools
I Remember Well 00:00 Tools
Epilogue 00:00 Tools
Don't Knock My Love 00:00 Tools
Falling in Love Again 00:00 Tools
God's Children, Pt. 1 00:00 Tools
If I Can't Have You 00:00 Tools
We Are All God's Children 00:00 Tools
Come Back Into My Life 00:00 Tools
Buck and The Preacher (Theme) 00:00 Tools
Impossible ['Impossible'] 00:00 Tools
Hold On 00:00 Tools
It's Been A Long Time (Full Version) 00:00 Tools
Theme From (Buck & The Preacher) 00:00 Tools
It's Impossible (Impossible MI:3 Theme) 00:00 Tools
The Mighty Army 00:00 Tools
Honeybee ['Clan In Da Front'] 00:00 Tools
Deeper - Mike Maurro Deeper Down Extended Remix 00:00 Tools
Your Love Is 00:00 Tools
I Can Unerstand It 00:00 Tools
Oh What A Feeling 00:00 Tools
Epilog 00:00 Tools
Up Against The Wall 00:00 Tools
Ain't It Something 00:00 Tools
The Long & Winding Road 00:00 Tools
How Will I Live 00:00 Tools
Your Love Is In My Veins 00:00 Tools
Let It Be 00:00 Tools
Grandaddy 00:00 Tools
Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me 00:00 Tools
God's Children, Pt. 2 00:00 Tools
Squeezing Too Much Living 00:00 Tools
Got to Get a Knut (album version) 00:00 Tools
got to get a knut 00:00 Tools
Easy Evil 00:00 Tools
It's Impossible (Impossible (M 00:00 Tools
Platinum City 00:00 Tools
I Love You 00:00 Tools
Aint No Change 00:00 Tools
Hit Record 00:00 Tools
Pretty Words Don't Mean A Thing 00:00 Tools
Why Can't I 00:00 Tools
California Bound 00:00 Tools
Granddaddy - Long Version 00:00 Tools
You Don't Have To Be Alone ['La La La'] 00:00 Tools
Do It Again (1974) 00:00 Tools
Fastest Gun 00:00 Tools
I Can't Understand It 00:00 Tools
Wildflower (Long Version) 00:00 Tools
You Dont Have To De Alone 00:00 Tools
In Christ The Lord 00:00 Tools
Merchant Dream 00:00 Tools
Echoes On My Mind 00:00 Tools
01 I Can Understand It 00:00 Tools
Comin from all ends 00:00 Tools
Honey bee (The New Birth) 00:00 Tools
The New Birth - It's Been a Long Time 00:00 Tools
Come on and Dream Some Paradise - Short Version 00:00 Tools
Theme From Buck & The Preacher 00:00 Tools
been such a long time 00:00 Tools
Theme From "Buck and the Preacher" 00:00 Tools
You dont have to be alone 00:00 Tools
You Keep Me (At A Distance) 00:00 Tools
Fallin' In Love Again 00:00 Tools
Somebody's In Your You 00:00 Tools
Oh baby I love the way 00:00 Tools
Never Say Goodbye 00:00 Tools
You (Gave Me Love) 00:00 Tools
Keep on Doin it 00:00 Tools
Stop, Look, Listen 00:00 Tools
I Can Understand It - 1972 00:00 Tools
Spank Sperm 00:00 Tools
Love Is Stronger Far Than We 00:00 Tools
4. African Cry 00:00 Tools
Time Is 00:00 Tools
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) 00:00 Tools
Got To Get A Knutt (Remastered 2002) 00:00 Tools
Don't Take Your Love From Me 00:00 Tools
Hangin' Out 00:00 Tools
You've Got To Be The One For Me 00:00 Tools
God's Children Part 1 00:00 Tools
Do It Again (1974) [MF Doom - Valerian Root] 00:00 Tools
I Come 00:00 Tools
(We've got to) Pull Together 00:00 Tools
End To End / Take This Train To Freedom 00:00 Tools
Second Hand Love 00:00 Tools
Unborn Child 00:00 Tools
The Sunshine Song 00:00 Tools
What Can You Do 00:00 Tools
Got to Get a Knutt ['The Hands of Doom (Skit)'] 00:00 Tools
Echos Of My Mind 00:00 Tools
Never Let Love Fade Away 00:00 Tools
I Gotta Hold On(Without Your Love) 00:00 Tools
It's Been a Long Time [Roc Marciano - 'Ice Cream Man'] 00:00 Tools
Come on & Dream Some Paradise 00:00 Tools
Impossible 00:00 Tools
Just To Be Somebody 00:00 Tools
It's Impossible (Impossible (MI:3 Theme) (The New Birth) 00:00 Tools
Ooh Child 00:00 Tools
God's Children Part 2 00:00 Tools
The New Birth - Honey bee 00:00 Tools
Kute Girls 00:00 Tools
What Woul Jesus Do? 00:00 Tools
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History The history of the group starts with the instrumental outfit, The Nite-Liters which had originally been formed in 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky by Tony Churchill and Harvey Fuqua, and featured, in its heydey, besides Churchill on tenor sax and vibes, Charlie Hearndon on guitar, James Baker on keyboards, Robin Russell on drums, Robert "Lurch" Jackson on trumpet, Austin Lander on baritone sax, Leroy Taylor on bass, and, later, Carl McDaniel on guitar. (Earlier members included Johnny Graham, later of Earth, Wind & Fire) and Jerry Bell. Under this name the group had a few hits before the formation of New Birth proper. In 1969, Vernon Bullock had thought of creating an ensemble of groups for a touring company, and Harvey Fuqua and Tony Churchill soon took an interest. After discovering a male vocal group, The Now Sound, which featured Bobby Downs, Ron Coleman, Gary Young and an individual known as "Slim," and a female vocal group, known as Mint Julip, which featured Londee Loren, Tanita Gaines, Janice Carter and Pam Swent, they brought them together with The Nite-Liters and additional vocalist, Alan Frye and called the newly formed ensemble New Birth. The band came together in 1970 with their self-titled debut on RCA. Their second album, Ain't No Big Thing, But It's Growing, yielded a minor hit with their cover of Perry Como's "It's Impossible", in 1971. Later that year, Bullock discovered a group from Detroit, Michigan called Love, Peace & Happiness which featured former Marvelettes singer Ann Bogan and brothers Leslie and Melvin Wilson. Finding that they had the spark that was missing from the New Birth ensemble, he paired them with the Nite-Liters and original members of New Birth, Londee Loren, Bobby Downs and Alan Frye. In 1972, the reorganized group (as a seventeen-piece ensemble) hit the R&B top ten with their cover of Bobby Womack and The Valentinos' "I Can Understand It", which paved the way for the band's future success. By the time the song hit the stores, however, Ann left to devote time to her family, leaving Londee Loren as the sole female member. Due to a brief dispute with their management company, their next hit, "Until It's Time for You to Go" featured, instead of the group members, future Supremes member Susaye Greene as lead vocalist. In 1974, the group issued their hit album, It's Been a Long Time, which spawned the hits including the title track and their cover of the psychedelic single "Wildflower", which became a top ten hit in the UK singles chart. After the release of their sixth RCA album, Comin' From All Ends, the group split from RCA, Fuqua and their management company and signed with Buddah. New Birth's Buddah debut, Blind Baby, featured the group's only number-one R&B single, a cover of the Jerry Butler classic, "Dream Merchant". After the release of the 1977 album, Behold The Mighty Army, the Wilson brothers split from the group following in-fighting and growing tensions in the group. The group returned in 1979 James Baker, Tony Chruchill and Austin Lander introduce Jerry Bell as their new lead vocalist with Platinum City and in 1982 with the I'm Back album. Leslie Wilson had left the group to replace Jeffrey Osborne in L.T.D.. Jerry Bell left the group in 1981 to become the lead vocalist for Motown's Dazz Band. The Wilsons toured with a new ensemble as New Birth in 1994, and released a few albums under the new name in the decade since. Drummer Robin Russell released a solo CD entitled Drum Beats in 2004 and Jerry Bell re-recored there hit "It"s Been Such A Long Time" 2010 for Lotus Records/ Bunglo/ Universal Records Music Group. Since the group's initial split, their songs have been covered from the likes of Jamie Foxx, who sampled their cover of "Wildflower" for his 2005 hit, "Unpredictable". R&B group Something for the People sampled their "It's Been a Long Time" for their 1996 hit, "My Love is the Shhh". Rap artist Lil' Wayne sampled "You Don't Have to Be Alone" from their self-titled album in his song "La La" and Jerry Bell "It"s Been Such A Long Time 2010. [edit] Discography As The Nite-Liters * Nite-Liters (RCA Records, 1970) * Morning, Noon & the Nite-Liters (RCA, 1971) US #167, US Black Albums #31 * Instrumental Directions (RCA, 1972) US #198, US Black Albums #41 * Different Strokes (RCA, 1972) * A-Nal-Y-Sis (RCA, 1973) US Black Albums #34 Love, Peace & Happiness- * Love Is Stronger (RCA, 1971) * Here 'Tis (RCA, 1972) As New Birth * The New Birth (RCA, 1971) * Ain't No Big Thing, But It's Growing (RCA, 1971) US #189, US Black Albums #50 * Comin' Together (RCA, 1972) US Black Albums #40 * Birth Day (RCA, 1973) US #31, US Black Albums #1 * It's Been a Long Time (RCA, 1974) US #50, US Black Albums #7 * Comin' From All Ends (RCA, 1974) US #56, US Black Albums #20 * Blind Baby (Buddah Records, 1975) US #57, US Black Albums #17 * Love Potion (Warner Bros. Records, 1976) US #168, US Black Albums #22 * Behold the Mighty Army (Warner Bros. Records, 1977) US #164, US Black Albums #28 * Disco (RCA, 1977) * Reincarnation (RCA, 1977) * Platinum City (Capitol Records, 1979) * I'm Back (1982) * God's Children (PNEC Records, 1998) * I Am Blessed (Trio Records, 2004) * Lifetime (Orpheus Records, 2005) [edit] Singles Year Title Chart Positions U.S. Pop Singles U.S. Black Singles 1971 "It's Impossible" 52 12 "K-Jee" 39 17 1972 "(We've Got to) Pull Together" - 27 "Afro-Strut" 49 24 "I Don't Want to Do Wrong" - 41 1973 "I Can Understand It" 35 4 "Until It's Time for You to Go" 97 21 1974 "I Wash My Hands of the Whole Damn Deal, Part I" 88 46 "It's Been a Long Time" 66 9 "Wildflower" 45 17 1975 "Comin' From All Ends" - 76 "Dream Merchant" 36 1 "Grandaddy (Part I)" 95 28 1976 "The Long and Winding Road" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.