Rose Royce – Greatest Hits Live
• 1993 live performance from American soul and R&B group Rose Royce
• Includes the hits Car Wash, I Wanna Get Next To You, Wishing On A Star and others
LA-based group Rose Royce comprised of Henry Garner (drums); Terral “Terry” Santiel (congas); Lequeint “Duke” Jobe (bass); Michael Moore (saxophone); Gwen Dickey, performing with the group using the stage name Rose Norwalt (lead vocals); Kenny Copeland (trumpet, lead vocals); Kenji Brown (guitar, lead vocals); Freddie Dunn (trumpet); and Michael Nash (keyboards). They auditioned for Edwin Starr who hired them as his backup band.
The group’s association with Starr enabled them to interact with numerous music industry personalities. One in particular was Motown producer Norman Whitfield. Whitfield gradually became associated with the group by hiring it for recording sessions; the group also worked with Yvonne Fair, the Undisputed Truth and the Temptations through Whitfield’s influence.
After a couple of years of seasoning, the group began production on its debut album under Whitfield’s supervision. Also during this time, MCA Records was seeking an artist for the soundtrack to the movie Car Wash. Whitfield convinced executives that the band was more than competent for the job. So the material that Whitfield had assembled for the group’s debut album became the soundtrack’s material.
Car Wash and the soundtrack were big hits when released in 1976 and they also propelled the group into national recognition. The group later became very popular in the UK and have remained a marquee attraction there.
Is It Love You’r After
I’m In Love (And I Love The Feeling)
Wishing On A Star
The Magic Touch
Do Your Dance
I Wanna Get Next To You
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore