Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Honey Cone

Artist: Honey Cone
LP: Love, Peace & Soul
Song: "Ace In the Hole"
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Edna Wright, Shelly Clark, and Carolyn Willis recorded and performed together as Honey Cone from 1966 to 1973. Their "Love, Peace & Soul" LP from 1972 was, unfortunately, their last. Honey Cone had their biggest hit with "Want Ads," which went to #1 on both the pop and R&B charts in 1971. You can see the lovely trio performing the song on Soul Train by clicking the link below. "Ace In the Hole" was the third single to be released from "Love, Peace & Soul," but unfortunately it failed to make an appearance on either the pop or R&B charts. I know it's a little late, but I've mailed in the Hot Wax Records feedback postcard I found inside the record sleeve, listing "Ace In the Hole" as my favorite track. I think 2012 could be the ideal year for the single's successful re-release! You can read more about Honey Cone on Wikipedia here and go here to read about Hot Wax Records.

Honey Cone on YouTube:
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dj trish said...

That would be interesting if you got a response back!

Gene said...

They sounded so good! I'm glad you sent that card in. The building is still there, but I doubt Hot Wax maintains an office anymore :(