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The Emotions comprend:

Sheila Hutchinson (b. 17th January 1953, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., lead vocal)

Wanda Hutchinson (b. 17th December 1951, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)

Pamela Hutchinson (b. 18th September 1958, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. d. 18th September 2020, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)


Jeanette Marie Hawes Hutchinson (b. 28th November 1951, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)

Leur son unique, diversifié mais cohérent du début à la fin, a inscrit plus de 20 succès dans le Top 40 "Billboard" depuis leur formation en 1968.

Le groupe a commencé à chanter de la musique gospel lorsqu'ils avaient respectivement quatre et six ans au milieu des années 1950.

Les filles ont appris à jouer et à chanter de leur père Joe.

Avant leur incarnation en tant que Heavenly Sunbeams (qui a fait une apparition en 1958 dans l'émission Jerry Van Dyke), ils étaient connus sous plusieurs autres noms, dont les Playboys parisiens et Hall Bros.

Les Hutchinson Sunbeams ont été fondés en 1938. Ils ont ensuite changé leur nom en Hutchinson Sunflowers jusqu'en 1968.

Mahalia Jackson, une chanteuse de gospel qui admirait les sœurs, leur rendait visite à l'église baptiste du Tabernacle

Leur père les appelait à l'origine "Three Ribbons And A Beau", mais ils devaient bientôt grandir et changer de nom. Ils sont devenus connus sous le nom d'émotions une, deux et trois, qui faisaient partie de l'ensemble de l'émotion humaine.

As a group they recorded in their hometown up until a chance recommendation of the late Pervis Staples of the Staple Singers, they found a recording home at the Stax Record label.

Pervis had recorded with the group previously for the Twin Stacks imprint, releasing 'Somebody New' b/w 'Brushfire' in 1968.

Whilst the girls were children they had some local success locally before signing with the Memphis-based Volt imprint.

Here they worked alongside the producers Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

The Emotions first release, 'So I Can Love You' b/w 'Got To Be The Man' was released in 1969.

The song reached the U.

S. Top 40.

They toured with many of the Stax artists, including The Staples Singers and others including The Jackson 5, Sly and the Family Stone, The O'Jays and Stevie Wonder.

Other singles followed in 1971, 'Show Me How' b/w 'Boss Love Maker', and in 1972, 'I Could Never Be Happy' b/w 'I've Fallen In Love'.

Jeanette, at one time, was replaced by her cousin, Theresa Davis.

She later returned to the group, while a fourth sister, Pamela, joined the group when Theresa Davis departed.

By 1976, the Emotions had relocated to the Columbia imprint, where they began a fruitful liaison with Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire.

Here their 1976 debut for the label, 'Flowers', title track, has become a Soul Classic amongst purists.

In 1977, the group enjoyed their most successful moment to date, with the release of 'Best Of My Love', which hit the number one spot in the States.

The parent album 'Rejoice' included the songs 'Don't Ask My Neighbours', 'Blessed' (an Anita Baker favourite) and 'A Feeling Is'.

Two years later and a collaboration with Earth, Wind and Fire, continued their chart success.

'Boogie Wonderland' hit the top spot again and maintained the high profile of both groups

Three more albums followed on Maurice White's ARC label between 1979 to 1981.

The Emotions then relocated to the Red label for the 1984 LP, 'Sincerely'.

The album included the single "All Things Come in Time.'

They issued three other singles from the album.

They then signed with Motown Records, and released one album, entitled 'If I Only Knew'.

Sheila Hutchinson was a featured vocalist on the late Garry Glenn's 'Feels Good to Feel Good' offering in 1987.

Pam and Jeanette Hutchinson recorded background vocals on Helen Baylor's gospel song 'There's No Greater Love' in 1990.

Wanda Hutchinson and Jeanette contributed to Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Heritage' set in 1990

Sheila Hutchinson released a solo single entitled 'Keep A Little Lovelight Burning' / 'Ill Be There For You' the same year, that became a popular song with the U.K.'s Soul purists.

The song was distributed by Soul Bowl Records.

The following year, the sisters released the song 'I Want To Thank You For Your Love' for the movie soundtrack 'BeBe's Kids'. The Emotions were inducted into the R & B Hall of fame on the 4th October 2001, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem.

Pamela Hutchinson, sadly, died in September 2020.

Top Titres

Best of My Love 1

Best of My Love

Blind Alley 2

Blind Alley

So I Can Love You 3

So I Can Love You

I Like It 4

I Like It

Don't Ask My Neighbors 5

Don't Ask My Neighbors

Flowers 6


I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love 7

I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love

Best Of My Love - Single Version 8

Best Of My Love - Single Version

What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas? 9

What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?

If You Think It (You May As Well Do It) 10

If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)

Top Albums

The Best of the Emotions: Best of My Love
The Best of the Emotions: Best of My Love
So I Can Love You/Untouched
So I Can Love You/Untouched


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