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The Continental IV

The Continental IV were a beloved soul quartet of the first ’70s, and among the best possible units featuring the “sweet” falsetto sound. Lead Freddie Kelly didn’t obtain either the plaudits or strikes from the Delfonics’ William Hart, Blue Magic’s Ted Mills, the Occasions’ Harry Ray, or the Stylistics’ Russell Tompkins, Jr., but he previously an similarly arresting, ethereal falsetto. Kelly, Ronnie and Larry McGregor, and Anthony Burke documented for the Jay Strolling label. Their 1971 solitary “DAILY (Every Minute from the Hour)” continues to be a ballad preferred, though it just reached quantity 19 for the spirit charts. Latter-day spirit vocalist Chuck Stanley protected it in the past due ’80s. The Continental IV’s singles have already been reissued on the Collectables CD, Fantasy World.

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