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Rose Royce

Rose Royce -- the Los Angeles-based group comprised of Henry Garner (drums); Terral "Terry" Santiel (congas); Lequeint "Duke" Jobe (bass); Michael Moore (saxophone); Gwen Dickey, performing with the group using the stage name Rose Norwalt (lead vocals); Kenny Copeland (trumpet, lead vocals); Kenji Brown (guitar, lead vocals); Freddie Dunn (trumpet); and Michael Nash (keyboards) -- were actually formed by Copeland and Garner. Both were preparing for graduation from high school, and contemplating their careers. Joined by Dunn and Moore, the two decided to go the route of the music business under the name Total Concept Unlimited (and later as Magic Wand). They auditioned for Edwin Starr, and he hired them as his backup band.

The group's association with Starr enabled them to interact with numerous music industry personalities. One in particular was Motown producer Norman Whitfield. Whitfield gradually became associated with the group by hiring it for recording sessions; the group also worked with Yvonne Fair, the Undisputed Truth, and the Temptations through Whitfield's influence. After a couple of years of seasoning, the group began production on its debut album under Whitfield's supervision. Also during this time, MCA Records was seeking an artist for the soundtrack to the movie Car Wash. Whitfield convinced executives that the band was more than competent for the job. So the material that Whitfield had assembled for the group's debut album became the soundtrack's material.

The movie Car Wash and the soundtrack were big hits, and they also propelled the group, now known as Rose Royce, into national recognition. Released in late 1976, the soundtrack featured three Billboard R&B Top Ten singles: "Car Wash," "I Wanna Get Next to You," and "I'm Going Down." The former was also a number one single on the Billboard pop charts. To offset any negative rhetoric regarding its legitimacy, the group released its follow-up album, Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, and bloom it did. The group returned to the Top Ten with "Do Your Dance" and "Ooh Boy," silencing all critics. In 1978, they released their third album, entitled Rose Royce III: Strikes Again!, and it featured "I'm in Love (And I Love the Feeling)" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore." Both singles cracked the Billboard R&B Top Five.

Rose Royce followed with a string of hits that roamed the charts, but never gained the chart status that their previous songs did. They became very popular in England and have remained a marquee attraction there. ~ Craig Lytle
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Track List: The Very Best Of Rose Royce

1. Car Wash

2. I Wanna Get Next To You

3. Born To Love You

4. I'm Going Down

6. Ooh Boy

7. Wishing On A Star

8. You're My World Girl

9. I'm In Love (And I Love The Feeling)

10. Love Don't Live Here Anymore

11. Is It Love You're After

12. Pop Your Fingers

13. Golden Touch

14. And You Wish For Yesterday

15. Would You Please Be Mine

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Track List: Music Magic

1. Magic Touch

2. Holding On To Love

3. New Love

4. Safe And Warm

5. Work It

6. Long Distance Love Affair

7. You're So Fine

8. Show Me

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Track List: In Full Bloom

1. Wishing On A Star

2. You Can't Please Everybody

3. Ooh Boy

4. Do Your Dance

5. You're My World Girl

6. Love, More Love

7. Funk Factory

8. It Makes You Feel Like Dancin'

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aestrada223
Remember dancing close to many a young lady to the sounds of Rose Royce. Such a great time 1976 was at Chanute AFB Pitt and the Ping Airman's Club in Illinois.
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Remember Richard Pryor vividly in car wash!
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Love this song
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This is definitely their best song!
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kukra
Love Rose Royce and especially singer Gwen Dickey.
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Outstanding song :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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This is a good jam till these day everyone still remember this song when I was young girl and we still play this song when we party
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ggomez4317
That's my song!!!!!
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cathyrobinso n 7 3 8
Love it !!!!!
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Born in 68,nuthin ever like the 70s
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music was meaningful
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THE BEST TYMES OF THE WORLD!!!! PISCES FOREVER :-) :-) :-) :-)
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Truly blessed
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love these tunes!!
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soniap1682
Song is over 30 years old and still sounds good, cant help but snap your fingers and lip sync
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rose royce baby!
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carwash the movie! This soundtrack was the best part!
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XOXO
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A classic for decades to come , u hear me a classic!!!!
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I love rose royce music
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I am a car lover period. :)
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Erg nice ALBUM from the "70's. Thanks ..........
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"Sitting here...in this chair....wai t i n g on you...."
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True music
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pure poetry
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I luv the song and the movie!
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Love this song! The original and the remake
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I can sing this all day. Who remembers the "Martin" episode when they had the Playas Ball and Jerome broke out with this " ay yeah honey girl sho' u right...lmbo
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Why be so unkind and tell me im not your kind.
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geno.reyes56
This wasn't my time at all. I'm an late 80s Baby. Crack baby or Pepsi Gene. But I know good must when hear it. Now that I'm older I'm more chill. I find my self jamming out and dancing more. Y'all were lucky to be moving around in that time frame. If I was lucky like y'all to be moving around, I would have more than one kid. I would at least 4 or 6.
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Memories.... . . 1970's great music......
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scorlies
What???? Not even a mention of Wishing On a Star from the Full Bloom album? The most requested last dance song in America's discos?
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mstoshie1
Gigi true
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I love this song!!
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Hey BABE, RACHEL I didn't mean to hurt u but I know. I know in the game of love u REAP what u SAW I miss u so BABE. L U E BIG CAIN COXCH. 805
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Love This Song , I Wanna Get Next To You
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Just don't tell him.!* EL CAJONe*
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This song makes me want to get next to the hottest gangster on the planet, Mr.BRATone de svdos*666190 4 *
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You don't even look my way, still I Wanna Get Next To You, how sweet when the guy want to be with you and you did'nt know he existed
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Good song
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The In Full Bloom Record was my Life!!!!!!!! ! I love it! hang every rolls royce pic I can get a hand on, on my bedroom wall. Lol. I remember when u cut out pic paste them on your wall and somehow it made you feel a part of you. I miss those day......... . . . . . . . . . . . j u s t being me.
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Best break-up song of all time
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Sleep don't come ez now that ur gone miss u babe cane
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Brings back great memories when it was safe to be out late in front of the crib listing to oldies now it's not even safe to enjoy your self outside that is so sad
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Carwash. This movie was a really great movie to watch in my opinion
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They were one of the powerful band that had tight vocals and musically they played their instruments. Wow so good!!!
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Love it so much
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Been there done that!
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Old school is the best school
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