The Independents

The Independents

The Independents

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Top Songs

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Leaving Me
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Baby I've Been Missing You
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Just as Long as You Need Me, Pts. 1 & 2
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I Just Want to Be There
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It's All Over

Albums

  • Feierabend! (Genieß die Zeit)

    Aug 2020 • 1 song

  • Couldn't Hear Nobody Say (feat. Maurice Jackson)
  • Corpses in the Rain

    Feb 2014 • 1 song

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The Independents

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Among the more interesting male/female vocal groups, the Independents made some outstanding singles in the early '70s. Chuck Jackson, Maurice Jackson, Helen Curry, and Eric Thomas specialized in melodramatic, overwrought, but perfectly performed love songs. Their first single for Wand, "Just as Long as You Need Me," set the stage in 1972, reaching number eight on the R&B charts. They topped those charts in 1973 with "Leaving Me," while "Baby I've Been Missing You" made it to number four. They never had any song attract much pop support, but soul fans loved the lyrical scenario...
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