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The Persuaders

This group made a pair of marvelous heartache ballads in 1971, but have the unfortunate legacy of having their finest cuts turned into pop hits via covers. Lead singer Douglas Scott, whose nickname appropriately was "Smokey," Willie Holland, James Barnes, and Charles Stodghill formed in New York in 1969. They signed with Atlantic in the early '70s and had their lone R&B chart-topper in 1971, the shattering classic "Thin Line Between Love & Hate." It was also their only gold single. The follow-up was nearly as strong; "Love's Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out)" reached number eight on the R&B charts, but had no crossover appeal. They continued on Win & Lose until 1973, then moved to Atco, where "Some Guys Have All the Luck" was a number seven R&B single in 1973. It was their final hit, though they kept recording until the late '70s, doing their last session for Calla. Besides the Pretenders re-doing "Thin Line Between Love & Hate," Rod Stewart had a Top Ten pop hit with his version of "Some Guys Have All the Luck" in 1984. ~ Ron Wynn
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Track List: The Persuaders

1. Can't Help Myself

2. Distant Dream

3. So Much In Love

4. Excuses

5. I Love You Girl

6. Sad And Lonely

7. Tonight

8. Take Me To Your Heart

9. Keep Me Away From You

10. What About Me

11. You And Your Ways

12. Here

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You don't know it's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate until you live it!! lol
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Pura oldie this here's a rola
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? It's a thin line between luv & hate.

SURE U RIGHT !!
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Goodmorning. . . . . . < * # * >....?
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Used to slow drag it off this song.
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maclanemorga n 5 6
i like your work
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It's a thin line
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Wɛռ ʊʀ ɦɛʀɛ tɦat's ʀɨtɛ ʊʍ stɨʟʟ ɦɛʀɛ աɦɛʀɛ aɦ shtt
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see you at unsung.
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Solid and true
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You, mens make us women get mad because of the way you act.??think. . . (?).
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I,hope everyone at Pandora had a Merry Christmas... . . .
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Stay faithful and you will be alright.
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You Know Now!
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Damn sure is.......a thin line-------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - b e t w e e n love and hate.
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Just dont cheat you don't want that to happen to you
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men watch out thin line
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For all you triffling cats out there think it's alright 2 go creeping while your girl's sleeping and Go around thinking she ain't gonna find out. Listen to this song and think twice. Lol.
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It's a Thin Line
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wow, what a great memory from that era!!! These words are still true today...bett e r listen
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THIS WAS A BRONX GROUP, WENT TO MANY OF THEIR SHOWS, OUTSTANDING BETWEEN WASHINGTON AVE ,BATHGATE AVE AND TREMONT IN THE BRONX THESE CATS ARE NOT BLOOD BUT THEY ARE FAMILY, THESE GUYS SAT AT MY GRANDMOTHERS TABLE MANY,MANY, TIMES,SMOKEY , TOMMY JOHN, AND CRAZY CHERRY THEIR MANAGER .LOVE THESE GUYS,NEVER IN ANY OF THEIR SONGS DID THEY CALL A WOMAN , A B**CH OR HO ,WHERE IS THAT MUSIC GONE ? THIS GROUP I
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Can. These. Guys. Blow. Or. What???? True. Song. !!! Right. Down. Memory. Lane. @@!!
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women need to listen too!
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marthadelane y 8
Yup men do need to listen to the words to the song
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Men need to really listen to the words to the song
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Love it all, Oldies but goodies fan...YESSSS !!!! SHELL1965
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Yes it truly is. Treat people the way you want to be treated
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209ricm
It is........
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Im from newport news Virginia the persuaders was one of the great groups that came from here u go bad news va!!!
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WE ALL KNOW THIS SONG AND THATS WHAT COUNTS.....T H A T S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS
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My jam! You are so correct msinglet58! Why do black artists have to always cross over, to be successful? They sell millions in the black community and that is enough! I was a young teen when this came out! Memories!
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Thus song never needed any cross over appeal what so ever to be classic hit.
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Thin line between love and hate...oh so true
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True real love
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This song goes out 2 my x u know who u were but still like this song
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THAT'S MY SONG!
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Bad a** song. I love these oldies...
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The. Best. Miss. Those. Days.,.,..,t h a t ' s when.,,,,mus i c . Meant. Something. And. Had. Meaning....
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Loving The Persuaders
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I love this group. ������������
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This the tipe of music u set back and think about the good old days shiten me??
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I love old Skool music
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Love those oldies, thats when singing was singing and the words meant something. Persuaders, where are you? Love that song'it's a thin line" thank you Pandora for keeping old school classics alive.♥♥♥
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Just don't cheat on your girl and you won't have to worry about... being in the hospital, head to toe ha
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true message...be t t e r listen
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Bobbie and Richard Poindexter wrote this song. They are my uncles! they are awesome look them up on Wikipedia.
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Verizon the streets of northern California in the late 70s early 80s
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Quevo!!! Pinchi rolona,Que andas asiendo with these jams"...
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This may be late "come go with me was a group called Pockets"
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1621jas1
The words to this song are so true.
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