thatguyaz's current selection is:
To Each His Own
by Faith, Hope & Charity
#discointheseventies

"The best of business
In the line of business
Is to mind your business
So mind your business
If you got no business
Then make it your business
To leave other people's
Business alone
To each his own
That's my philosophy
I don't know
What's right for you
No, no, no, no
And you don't know
What's right for me, woo"

I caught this divine piece of mid-70s disco during the SiriusXM free weekend a couple of weeks ago and thought of it last week during comments on the selection by @daviesr7 which was also written and produced by Van McCoy. https://www.godsjukebox.com/daviesr7/brenda-amp-the-tabulations-one-girl-too-late/

This appears to have been the biggest hit for Faith, Hope & Charity, reaching #1 on the US R&B chart but peaking outside the US Top 40. Their follow up - "Just One Look" reached #38 on the UK pop chart, their only hit there. The three members of the group - Albert Bailey, Brenda Hillard, and Dianne Destry - were session musicians on other Van McCoy projects in the 70s. The group's name apparently comes from the King James Bible's translation of 1 Corinthians 13: "And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." That's kind of an interesting contrast with the libertarian theme in the lyrics, eh?

I love the balance of the rhythm section, horns, and strings on this song. The vocals are great, the lyrics are interesting - quite the opposite of "The Hustle". It really needs a bridge, but I can see why a disco song wouldn't have one of those.


1975 - RCA Records - United States - From the album "Faith, Hope & Charity"
Posted: 11th June 2019
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