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

Singles and albums discography

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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  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 19:45h, 26 September 2008 Reply

    Thank you very much!

  • jahcisco
    Posted at 19:53h, 26 September 2008 Reply

    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.

  • LuckyPhilly
    Posted at 23:14h, 26 September 2008 Reply

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

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 23:45h, 26 September 2008 Reply

    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.

  • manny
    Posted at 00:27h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    thanks for posting

  • Dreamer456
    Posted at 02:11h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    Thanks so much Nikos. Appreciate it.

  • Jaguar
    Posted at 02:38h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    Many thanks for these great LP.

    Look forward to hearing them.

  • Messiah of Soul Power Music Group
    Posted at 05:33h, 27 September 2008 Reply

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


  • whoknows
    Posted at 07:19h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    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!

  • John F
    Posted at 11:51h, 27 September 2008 Reply

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

  • Pietro
    Posted at 12:08h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    “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.

  • Andre
    Posted at 12:38h, 27 September 2008 Reply

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

  • runbyme
    Posted at 15:24h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    Many thanks.

  • LORD M
    Posted at 16:14h, 27 September 2008 Reply

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

  • Trakbuv
    Posted at 19:50h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    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.

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 20:28h, 27 September 2008 Reply

    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…

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 01:01h, 28 September 2008 Reply

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

    Posted at 16:23h, 28 September 2008 Reply

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

  • FeelYeah
    Posted at 17:26h, 28 September 2008 Reply

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

  • hooch
    Posted at 18:22h, 28 September 2008 Reply

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

  • Roger
    Posted at 20:15h, 28 September 2008 Reply

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

  • jerry
    Posted at 23:48h, 28 September 2008 Reply

    Thank you for sharing. peace.

  • mIKE
    Posted at 08:19h, 29 September 2008 Reply

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

  • kelemans
    Posted at 10:43h, 29 September 2008 Reply

    Great rare drop nick!!
    Big thanks man!

  • per aspera ad astra
    Posted at 11:46h, 29 September 2008 Reply

    Many thanks to you

  • Rich
    Posted at 18:55h, 29 September 2008 Reply

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

  • Motorgroove
    Posted at 20:24h, 29 September 2008 Reply

    Classic stuff. appreciated.

  • william
    Posted at 09:33h, 30 September 2008 Reply

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

  • Boronin
    Posted at 13:37h, 30 September 2008 Reply

    Many thanks for the rarities. Excellent site.

  • apani
    Posted at 18:37h, 30 September 2008 Reply

    Thank you for these classics!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:40h, 02 October 2008 Reply

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

  • gianni
    Posted at 23:50h, 06 October 2008 Reply

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

  • David
    Posted at 11:40h, 07 October 2008 Reply

    Thanks! I love everything by Van McCoy.

  • ace
    Posted at 21:19h, 13 October 2008 Reply

    Thanks a lot for this great post!

  • asher dust
    Posted at 05:14h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    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….;)))

  • cafecafecafe
    Posted at 23:54h, 20 October 2008 Reply

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

  • jean
    Posted at 06:28h, 26 October 2008 Reply

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

  • DJ FAN
    Posted at 20:29h, 26 October 2008 Reply


  • Endwest
    Posted at 23:23h, 07 November 2008 Reply

    Thanks, it’s great album.

  • joys
    Posted at 02:13h, 10 December 2008 Reply

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

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 19:28h, 10 December 2008 Reply

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

  • footrack
    Posted at 17:54h, 15 December 2008 Reply

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

  • Ricardo
    Posted at 17:36h, 17 May 2009 Reply

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

  • Geewiz
    Posted at 03:37h, 12 July 2009 Reply

    Thanks!! Great cover art!!!!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:59h, 20 January 2010 Reply


  • onejazzyman
    Posted at 17:03h, 14 March 2010 Reply

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

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