SWEET & INNOCENT, THE

EXPRESS YOUR LOVE / CRY LOVE (NUMERO GROUP)

SWEET & INNOCENT, THE - EXPRESS YOUR LOVE / CRY LOVE 146978
Format:
1 7"
Release:
15.10.2021
Label:
NUMERO GROUP
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
146978
Barcode:
0825764707275
A product of North Memphis' segregated Dixie Homes housing complex, The Sweet & Innocent arrived during the Soulsville U.S.A.

renaissance in the early '70s. While Al Bell was busy across town turning Stax into a national Black powerhouse, Ron and Sari Bledsoe's short-lived Active imprint operated out of a storefront on Chelsea Avenue, using nearby Manassas High as a talent pool.

Rubye James and Linda Royston "Sweet & Innocent" joined a roster that included The Epics, First Company, and The Memphis Mustangs, groups all lost to the tide of time.

The Sweet & Innocent's are a rare blend of atmospheric blues, post-Beehive girl group harmony, and Jacksons-inspired kid soul.

"Spin it one time for me," Ron Bledsoe penned on promo copies of their January 1972 burner "Cry Love." Let's spin it again.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. EXPRESS YOUR LOVE
  • 1.2. CRY LOVE