The Main Ingredient

The Main Ingredient

The Main Ingredient


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Everybody Plays the Fool [Remastered]
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Just Don't Want to Be Lonely [Remastered]
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Rolling Down a Mountainside
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Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
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Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love)


  • The Main Ingredient (Cuba Gooding Vs The Chi-Lites) Live In Concert

    Jul 2021 • 17 songs

  • The Essential Main Ingredient

    May 2019 • 41 songs

  • Black Seeds

    Mar 2016 • 11 songs

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The Main Ingredient


The Main Ingredient toiled in obscurity for the better part of the '60s before making it big as a sweet, romantic soul outfit with a particular flair for ballads. Paced by the impassioned lead vocals of Cuba Gooding during their prime hitmaking years, the group is best remembered for their 1972 classic "Everybody Plays the Fool," but released a number of other fine singles, mostly during the first half of the '70s. The group was formed in Harlem in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson, Luther Simmons, Jr., and Panama-born Tony Silvester. Th...
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