The Individuals – 1976 – Together (We Can Make Something Happen)

One of the lesser-known harmony groups to come out of the mid 70s, but still a very nice one, with a Chicago take on the genre . The group were protégés of Eddie Thomas, who had earlier success with other Chicago groups — but despite all the Chicago connections, The Individuals remind us a lot more of some of the sweet falsetto Philly and New Jersey groups of their era, with a strong talent for handling ballads and mid-tempo groovers equally. The whole album’s great, and it includes the long version of the group’s ballad classic “Together”, we can make something happen”.

Tracks
A1 Try It Again 2:41
A2 Never Too Late 3:55
A3 I Want You For Myself 3:41
A4 Girl Oh Girl 2:49
A5 Sorry Sorry 2:50
B1 Together (We Can Make Something Happen) 6:57
B2 Why Can’t We Be Together 3:02
B3 I Love The Way You Move 2:55
B4 Gotta Make A Move 3:28

To speak in terms of tradition, consistency and success without the repeated usage of the letter “i” would be an understandably difficult feat for Eddie Thomas. In fact, it has become a tradition for Eddie to produce some very consistent and successful acts whose names begin with the letter “i”. Two groups come to mind are the worlds-renowned and highly acclaimed “Impressions,” Eddie”s first successful group, and “The Independents” who rendered the national number one hit “Leaving Me” along with several other million sellers.

Once again Eddie Thoma’s natural ability to recognize top flight talent has succeeded in bringing to the world another dynamic group, “The Individuals”. Thus creating the third “I” for Eddie. With all due consideration ” The Individuals” have the makings of immortality, and under the skillful guidance of executive producer Eddie Thomas and producer Paul Serrano, have put forth an effort that showcases them as the cream of a fine crop of Chicago talent. Although a nea act, The Individuals have to be regarded as a group with an excellent quality of professionalism and presentation.

The strength of this album along with the gifted personnel in it’s production reinforeces Chicago as being one of the leading cities in the creation of today’s finer music.  The Individuals also helped produce as well as write the songs contained in this album. After listening to this “Magnus Opus”, I am sure you will concur that The Individuals are as talented writers and produsers as they are singers and musicians (From the back cover).

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Never released on CD. Buy this rare vinyl from Ebay or Groove Collector and listen the killer “Together (We Can Make Something Happen).

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49 Comments
  • Josh
    Posted at 17:51h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Many thanks! 🙂

  • Alex
    Posted at 17:56h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! You Are Greatly Appreciated

  • SoulJah
    Posted at 18:25h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks – Can´t wait to check this one out!!

  • Redddox
    Posted at 18:25h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Great choice nikos. My favorite song here is “sorry sorry”. Thanks

  • M.G.
    Posted at 18:46h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    I can’t wait to hear this!!
    Thank you!!

  • soulbrotha
    Posted at 19:15h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks Nikos. Looks great.

  • Lancelot
    Posted at 20:07h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    That is so great! Thank You!

  • Andre
    Posted at 20:28h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    thanks for the beautiful music my dude. appreciated!

  • rich
    Posted at 21:31h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    great album nikos thanx for posting it up

  • Lafayette
    Posted at 21:31h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Beautiful! Awesome cover art as well…who wouldn’t pick this one up? 😀

    /Lafayette

  • jahcisco
    Posted at 22:49h, 29 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

  • Robert
    Posted at 01:36h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Merci beaucoup!!

  • kritikul
    Posted at 01:31h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Wow…I love the feel for this one. I just find it tickling that it was normal for 3 men to take a picture with their shirts off like that in that era. Haha.

  • sonray
    Posted at 04:34h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    good lookin on the share

  • alphabet
    Posted at 07:01h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Been wantin this one for a minute thanks!!

  • Diego
    Posted at 10:14h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks Nick, this looks awesome!

  • croatoa
    Posted at 13:10h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    thanx for this and everything!

  • Harry
    Posted at 14:42h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks 🙂

  • Feico
    Posted at 17:04h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Yet another great post, thanks!

  • Trakbuv
    Posted at 17:07h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Very rare and very nice LP, Nikos. The wonderful ‘Together’ is truly a massive track – and everything I love about 70s group soul. Also love ‘I want you for myself’ big time – another stunning ballad. And they steer just far away from the disco bubble to complete an incredibly mature disk. Is this the last we ever heard from them ? Another treat y’eat.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:10h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    soulful stuff. thanks for this.

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 19:40h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Trak, indeed a fantastic song and album.One of the greatest smooth soul albums ever. i think they’ve never recorded anything else.

  • Jeanette Vasquez
    Posted at 20:44h, 30 October 2009 Reply

    Risque cover, but the music is simply mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing this delightful morsel with us!

  • Raphy
    Posted at 01:35h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    This looks Promising…….I Am SALIVATING!

    Big [email protected]!

  • rapidan
    Posted at 02:28h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    wow – thanks! music is amazing . . .

  • Fred
    Posted at 12:02h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    Wow! Brilliant. Thank u.

  • Krisch
    Posted at 17:55h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks alot!

  • Dan
    Posted at 19:45h, 31 October 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the album.

  • Jason
    Posted at 02:49h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    Ive never hear this one before, Thanks!!

  • mark
    Posted at 10:05h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    THank You great blog

  • Seth
    Posted at 19:59h, 01 November 2009 Reply

    Excellent work! I love this album.

  • samuel
    Posted at 10:47h, 02 November 2009 Reply

    the clip is amazing, it looks like i’m in for a real treat!

  • mellowgangsta
    Posted at 14:43h, 02 November 2009 Reply

    Awesome stuff. thanx Nikos.

  • Zodiac
    Posted at 23:49h, 02 November 2009 Reply

    Superb sweet soul. thanks

  • David
    Posted at 11:41h, 04 November 2009 Reply

    Very nice stuff. Thanks a lot!

  • Solsoul
    Posted at 15:24h, 05 November 2009 Reply

    Wow, I’ve always want to listen to his one. Very interesting for sure. Thx soo much mates.

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 02:37h, 08 November 2009 Reply

    Muchas Gracias!! Much appreciated. Killer!!

  • T-Swift
    Posted at 15:53h, 08 November 2009 Reply

    Love this album also……..keep doing what y’all do!

  • Arkane1
    Posted at 21:57h, 09 November 2009 Reply

    Love this album! Never heard of these guys. Many Thanks!!! Peace

  • phatrapper
    Posted at 18:14h, 10 November 2009 Reply

    Many thanks nikos!

  • bowlisha1
    Posted at 01:43h, 12 November 2009 Reply

    Oh Yeah!
    I’m a Chi-Town (meaning Chicago) girl and the 70’s to mid 80’s were my hay days. I remember The Individuals very well. They performed at some of the local little clubs around town back then too. Boy do I miss those days. You could see anybody back then for a small cover charge and the price of a couple of cheap drinks. The Emotions, The Chi-Lites, The Dells, Five Stairsteps….I’m gettin dizzy 🙂
    Thank you Nikos. This album is a great pick!

  • catacaldos
    Posted at 19:35h, 18 November 2009 Reply

    Killer stuff ,thanx a lot

  • Witchy Woman
    Posted at 11:40h, 25 November 2009 Reply

    Thank you so much!

  • whoknows
    Posted at 20:52h, 20 June 2010 Reply

    WOW! this is great! never heard of them, thanks for these new discoveries!

  • Untitled
    Posted at 16:28h, 13 June 2011 Reply

    Thanks. Nice blog

  • beatmaker
    Posted at 21:48h, 16 June 2011 Reply

    respect!

  • I'm the lead singer on this album--they called me Bobby Wilkes--My name is Nathan--thanks for the love!!
    Posted at 09:21h, 19 May 2013 Reply

    The rest of the group is gone but I’m still alive and well living in Phoenix–I still record and produce my own music

  • I'm the lead singer on this album--they called me Bobby Wilkes--My name is Nathan--thanks for the love!!
    Posted at 09:22h, 19 May 2013 Reply

    I have years of un-released music and I still sing

    • Lovin' it
      Posted at 06:14h, 21 May 2013 Reply

      Where can we listen to your new music ? This album is fantastic.

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