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