Faith Hope & Charity CD
FAITH HOPE & CHARITY: Faith Hope & Charity (Expanded Edition). CD
. Faith, Hope & Charity Were Produced and Championed by Famed Producer/ Songwriter/Recording Artist Van McCoy
. Their 1975 Self-Titled Debut Has Never Been Released on CD
. Includes the #1 R&B Hit “To Each His Own”
. Expanded Edition Includes Three Bonus Single Versions
. Liner Notes by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan
. Remastered at Battery Studios in NYC
Making its worldwide CD debut, the self-titled 1975 RCA debut by the trio Faith Hope & Charity was produced by the renowned producer, songwriter and artist in his own right, Van McCoy.
Hailing from Tampa, Florida, the original group (then known as The Lovelles) was formed in 1966 and consisted of Albert Bailey, Brenda Hilliard and Zulema Cusseaux. After touring with Sam & Dave, the trio signed with Maxwell Records, where they scored their first hit single in 1970 with “So Much Love,” which was produced by McCoy, who had been instrumental in securing their first record deal. After switching to Sussex Records, Cusseaux left for a solo career, and in 1975, Hilliard (“Faith”) and Bailey (“Hope”) were joined by Dianne Destry (“Charity”) just prior to signing a new contract with RCA, where they reunited with Van McCoy as their producer.
The self-album Faith Hope & Charity became the trio’s best seller (reaching #24 R&B and #100 Pop on Billboard’s charts), spurred on by the success of the No. 1 R&B chart-topping single “To Each His Own” (#2 Disco Singles, #50 Pop, #4 Dance Music/Club Play Singles), with “Mellow Me” also reaching #9 on the Disco Singles chart. In the U.K., the trio’s version of Doris Troy’s classic “Just One Look” also reached the Top 40.
This Real Gone Music/SoulMusic Records reissue is an expanded edition featuring three single edits as bonus tracks and liner notes by SoulMusic Records’ David Nathan. Remastered at Sony’s own Battery Studios in NYC--a disco essential!
1. Let’s Go to the Disco
2. Just One Look
3. Find a Way
4. Don’t Go Looking for Love
5. Mellow Me
6. Disco Dan
7. Rescue Me
8. Little Bit of Love
9. To Each His Own
10. To Each His Own (Single Version)
11. Find a Way (Single Version)
12. Don’t Go Looking for Love (Single Version)