Faith Hope & Charity – 1972 – Heavy Love (and) 1978 – (20th Century)

Faith Hope & Charity – 1972 – Heavy Love

Their 2nd album (on Sussex distributed by Buddah Records) with the original line up. Brenda Hilliard, Zulema Cusseaux and Albert Bailey.

Zulema left the group after the “Heavy Love” album, some sources say 1971 but it may have been in ’72. Her first solo album was issued on Sussex while the label was still issuing FHC singles which had been recorded before she left. Brenda Hilliard and Albert Bailey continued as a duo, Brenda and Albert, with one release on a short-lived Sussex subsidiary label Clarama 1200 (1974) ‘Talking About Loving You / This Has Happened Before’.

This is a @320 vinyl rip of the original Sussex LP including covers.

A1 We Can Change The World (3:03)
A2 Heavy Love (3:46)
A3 I Was There (4:40) *
A4 Come Back And Finish What You Started (2:40)
B1 I Worship The Very Ground You Walk On (3:50)
B2 Who Could Love You More Than I (2:10) *
B3 No Trespassing (2:14)
B4 God Bless The World (2:40)
B5 Who Made You Go (3:10) *

Produced by Van McCoy and Joe Cobb

*Produced by Mike Stokes

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Faith Hope & Charity – 1978 – Faith Hope & Charity (20th Century)

Faith Hope & Charity departed with RCA in 1978 and signed with 20th Century. They released their forth and final LP ‘Faith Hope & Charity’ with ‘Don’t Pity Me’ b/w ‘Find What You Need’ (No.20 R&B Sept 1978) and ‘Keep Me Baby’ b/w ‘How Can I Help But Love You’, as their last single releases. Zulema occasionally helped out on background vocals with the reformed group but only in the studio – she was not a member. According to many music lovers, this one was their best recording. (A.M.G. rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars)

This is a @320 vinyl rip of the original 20th Century LP including covers.

A1 How Can I Help But To Love You (6:15)
A2 People In Love Oughta Be Together (4:23)
A3 I’m Ready For A New Love (5:02)
B1 Keep Me Baby (3:08)
B2 Find What You Need (2:21)
B3 Don’t Pity Me (4:15)
B4 You Never Were My Friend (4:30)

Produced and Arranged by Van McCoy

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Discover and enjoy this wonderful group, with the blending (harmonies) of the voices create that totally fabulous sound, under the guidance of the great Van McCoy.

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  1. musicmeiho says:

    Thank you very much!

  2. jahcisco says:

    A whole lot of love for sharing this LP. Bought it when it first came out then loaned it to a friend to tape. Never saw it again. So thank you for letting me have the opportunity to hear it again.

  3. LuckyPhilly says:

    Where do you find all these gems? It’s breathtaking! Keep going!

  4. nikos1109 says:

    LuckyPhilly, I’ve been buying records(of every genre) since i was a child. The last few years i enlarge my soul funk vinyl collection by buying mainly through ebay.

  5. manny says:

    thanks for posting

  6. Dreamer456 says:

    Thanks so much Nikos. Appreciate it.

  7. Jaguar says:

    Many thanks for these great LP.

    Look forward to hearing them.

  8. Chris over at Throwback turned me on to them…..very underrated group….thanks Nikos! Peace


  9. whoknows says:

    this seems like another gem! thanks again, you keep blessin us with the past, the best music out there in my book, thanks!!! much peace and love!

  10. John F says:

    thanks for the double share. Both great recordings though different times (early and late 70’s)

  11. Pietro says:

    “I was there” written by Zulema is my fav from “heavy Love” which includes so many singles cut by Sussex as i can see in the singles discography. Overall a wonderful album. Thanks for this rare treat.

  12. Andre says:

    that heavy love album is amazing i love ‘Who Made You Go’ & ‘I Worship The Very Ground You Walk On’ both great songs. THANKS!

  13. runbyme says:

    Many thanks.

  14. LORD M says:

    Thanks for all your hard work and dedication. This site explores my musical limits…

  15. Trakbuv says:

    Many thanks for 2 LPs I’ve never heard of. Heavy love – is that the same track that David Ruffin later recorded ? Also thought that they dissapeared after their biggest success, ‘To Each His Own’, but you’ve proved me wrong. Will be interesting to see how Van McCoy progressed from his sweet soul roots through the disco era by comparing these two platters. Also noted Michael Stokes’s presence – the main man behind all the best songs by Enchantment, and others.

    Fabulous share Nikos – always so gracious and enlightening.

  16. nikos1109 says:

    Yes, “Heavy Love” is the same track covered by David Ruffin on his 1975 “Who I Am” album. Written by Joe Cobb and Van McCoy. The Album produced and arranged by VanMcoy. As for these two platters are both great. Classic sweet soul (Heavy love) and disco influenced the other. Waiting for your opinion…

  17. invisiblenigma says:

    As Always thanks for top Quality posts Nikos. Much Appreciated.

  18. FOSTER says:

    Real Soulful. Thanx for the Faith Hope & Charity Week.

  19. FeelYeah says:

    Wasn’t familiar with the group. i must say i’m impressed. Awesome collection you got here.

  20. hooch says:

    Eager to hear these, loved the other Lp’s by FH&C – Many thanks Guys!

  21. Roger says:

    Those FH&C recordings are essential. Such a great group that i missed till now. Thanks for the music lessons.

  22. jerry says:

    Thank you for sharing. peace.

  23. mIKE says:

    Thanks for the 2 Lp’s. Is there anything I can help you with?……..

  24. kelemans says:

    Great rare drop nick!!
    Big thanks man!

  25. per aspera ad astra says:

    Many thanks to you

  26. Rich says:

    nikos thank you for these other albums from this great group. your doing a great job

  27. Motorgroove says:

    Classic stuff. appreciated.

  28. william says:

    This music is so lovely…Thanks for posting faith hope and charity.

  29. Boronin says:

    Many thanks for the rarities. Excellent site.

  30. apani says:

    Thank you for these classics!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Great post!
    Also – so that’s where Camp Lo got the inspiration for their first album cover!

  32. gianni says:

    wow nikos, never heard these lps!
    thank you,
    “how can I help but to love you” is a super track.

  33. David says:

    Thanks! I love everything by Van McCoy.

  34. ace says:

    Thanks a lot for this great post!

  35. asher dust says:

    Im supposed to be having an early night…but each time i download one classic..i see another..Props for turning me on to some undiscovered gems…
    DAMN!!!!!….but thank you for sharing….;)))

  36. cafecafecafe says:

    Thank you for sharing this two albums. It’s a good group.

  37. jean says:

    now i know this band with ur help…..thanks dude

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  39. Endwest says:

    Thanks, it’s great album.

  40. joys says:

    there’s some book where find out the stories of these groups?
    Really thanx for the details of the music.

  41. nikos1109 says:

    Joys, there are all in the net. Need a lot of searching and a few good sites.

  42. footrack says:

    Nobody talks about the parody of marvin gayes ‘i want you” (1975) cover?
    Ok i just did.

  43. Ricardo says:

    Thank you so much for this great site. From Brazil…

  44. Geewiz says:

    Thanks!! Great cover art!!!!

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  46. onejazzyman says:

    Two great albums but a group that was never as big as some of the others. Thanks.

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