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#1974

If you can't get a UK hit record individually, join forces to do it. Seems like sound advice, and it worked for Sixties-founded 'The Moments' when they teamed up with their newer (and less successful) colleagues 'The Whatnauts' to launch an assault on the burgeoning 'disco' scene in Britain in 1974.

The latter group, although much less famous, have actually been very heavily "sampled" in more recent times. Most often, permitted plagiarists "stole" (well actually, "bought", I suppose) from the latter's 1982 song "Help Is on the Way" to feature in the beats for their own recordings.

These recordings included "Act Like You Know" by 'Fat Larry's Band' in 1982, "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)" by 'De La Soul' in 1991, "Sex With You" by 'Heavy D & the Boyz' in 1994, "Ain't Leavin Without You" by Jaheim Hoagland in 2010 and "How Ya Doin'?" by 'Little Mix' in 2012. Kanye West also used parts of their "I'll Erase Away Your Pain" (1970) to fill out "Late", his "hidden track" (?) ending the 2005 21-song double CD "Late Registration".

So chartwise, the temporarily amalgamated groups made it to No. 3 in the UK Singles chart of 1974; however, their best showing in the US was on the Billboard Disco Singles chart, when they got to No. 10 in the same year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moments_%28American_band%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whatnauts
1974 - Stang Records - United States
Posted: 14th July 2018
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