An R&B vocal group shaped in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the CODs comprised Larry Brownlee (d. 1978), Robert Lewis and Carl Washington. These were effective disseminators, albeit minimal, from the mid-tempo spirit audio that Chicago created through the 60s. The CODs had been discovered while performing in a recreation area with a representative of Kellmac Information, among the myriad of small labels the town generated during its fantastic era of spirit. Their initial record, ‘Michael (The Fan)’ (# 5 5 R&B, amount 41 pop), from 1965, using its wonderful upbeat loping tempo, was a shock hit in the pop graphs. However, the group cannot sustain their achievement with popular follow-up, and shortly split up. The CODs had been a lot more talented than their limited achievement indicated. Brownlee, the main songwriter, later joined up with the Lost Era, who experienced a spate of strikes for the Brunswick Information label, and later on an associate of Mystique on Curtom Information.