It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

The Stylistics

After the Spinners and the O'Jays, the Stylistics were the leading Philly soul group produced by Thom Bell. During the early '70s, the band had 12 straight Top Ten hits, including "You Are Everything," "Betcha by Golly, Wow," "I'm Stone in Love With You," "Break Up to Make Up," and "You Make Me Feel Brand New." Of all their peers, the Stylistics were one of the smoothest and sweetest soul groups of their era. All of their hits were ballads, graced by the soaring falsetto of Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the lush yet graceful productions of Bell, which helped make the Stylistics one of the most successful soul groups of the first half of the '70s.

The Stylistics formed in 1968, when members of the Philadelphia soul groups the Monarchs and the Percussions joined forces after their respective band dissolved. Thompkins, James Smith, and Airrion Love hailed from the Monarchs; James Dunn and Herbie Murrell were from the Percussions. In 1970, the group recorded "You're a Big Girl Now," a song their road manager Marty Bryant co-wrote with Robert Douglas, a member of their backing band Slim and the Boys, and the single became a regional hit for Sebring Records. The larger Avco Records soon signed the Stylistics, and single eventually climbed to number seven in early 1971.

Once they were on Avco, the Stylistics began working with producer/songwriter Thom Bell, who had previously worked with the Delfonics. The Stylistics became Bell's pet project and with lyricist Linda Creed, he crafted a series of hit singles that relied as much on the intricately arranged and lush production as they did on Thompkins' falsetto. Every single that Bell produced for the Stylistics was a Top Ten R&B hit, and several -- "You Are Everything," "Betcha by Golly, Wow," "I'm Stone in Love With You," "Break Up to Make Up," and "You Make Me Feel Brand New" -- were also Top Ten pop hits.

Following "You Make Me Feel Brand New" in the spring of 1974, the Stylistics broke away from Bell and began working with Van McCoy, who helped move the group towards a softer, easy listening style. In 1976, they left Avco and signed with H&L. The group's American record sales declined, yet they remained popular in Europe, particularly in Great Britain, where "Sing Baby Sing" (1975), "Na Na Is the Saddest Word" (1975), "Can't Give You Anything" (1975), and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (1976) were all Top Five hits. The Stylistics continued to tour and record throughout the latter half of the '70s, as their popularity steadily declined. In 1980, Dunn left the group because of poor health, and he was followed later that year by Smith. The remaining Stylistics continued performing as a trio on oldies shows into the '90s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Such a talented group all of their songs are classics....
Report as inappropriate
LOVE!!! LOVE!!! SONG'S
Report as inappropriate
Great Music
Report as inappropriate
Real music Stylistics
Report as inappropriate
It's ok
Report as inappropriate
love this group !
Report as inappropriate
Love this group !
Report as inappropriate
im thankin them as well. they can always make me think of the others that have meant so much to me in my life, rather that just thinkin of myself!
Report as inappropriate
stop look listen to your heart thank you stylistics for soothing me
Report as inappropriate
Gotcha!!!
Report as inappropriate
catinhat.cd
You are my everything,c a m e my life when I was broken,and heal me with your love.Don't have the richest like most,but a richest in my heart for you, My daylight.
Report as inappropriate
Dedicated to my husband Rod. I love you baby.
Report as inappropriate
Love it
Report as inappropriate
GOLDEN OLDIE THAT I LOVE SINGING!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
THE WORDS AND MEANINGS ARE APPLICABLE EVEN TODAY!!
Report as inappropriate
jashislj
NOW THIS IS MUSIC.....SO O O O O O SMOOTH
Report as inappropriate
WOW! What great voices and butterfly in the gut memories. Mmmmmmm
Report as inappropriate
This music will never play out no matter what generation you're from.
Report as inappropriate
blue magic is the best,with the song side show,.
Report as inappropriate
they still doing this for the love of music
Report as inappropriate
Still , ... DREAMING MY LIFE AWAY..... , STONED IN LOVE WITH YOU, p**che bratONE.sv
Report as inappropriate
I LOVE THE OLD SHCOOL MUSIC. IT MAKE MY DAY ......
Report as inappropriate
This is my kind of music stylistic yes my everything baby!
Report as inappropriate
������
Report as inappropriate
The Stylistics are great!!! Love their music!!!!
Report as inappropriate
First you Love me, then you disappear on me!! Thats a game for fools so were through ateo...
Report as inappropriate
Stoned in love with YOU
Report as inappropriate
I know wat my love wants
Report as inappropriate
youll never get to heaven if you buy guns from stupid morons and kill people - listen to the stylistcs instead . this British girl has loved them forever - motown has rules there since i was a child and i am now 61 - motown knows no race or creed - ask Smokey
Report as inappropriate
Love The Stylistics and that Philly sound.
Report as inappropriate
frb1523
They are as smooth as silk
Report as inappropriate
Rachel you will always be my ever thing love you n miss u and thanks the song that got me closer to my lady again thanks cane805
Report as inappropriate
Beautiful songs, great memories . . . thank you
Report as inappropriate
I love the stylistics
Report as inappropriate
Pulse of romance
Report as inappropriate
sanrob487
I get so choked up after all these years
Report as inappropriate
Good Real. Good!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Sang it baby just like this...mmm the best of the best
Report as inappropriate
Old skool music is WATSUP!#
Report as inappropriate
watuwazuri1
Just AWESOME!!!!! !
Report as inappropriate
Where did this type of music go
Report as inappropriate
I ❤️❤️❤️ this song , read bio
Report as inappropriate
I was blessed to have Known Russell& Son and wish I still had them here with us
Report as inappropriate
Great song!!!
Report as inappropriate
Right. On. Time!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Such a magical sound.
Report as inappropriate
This song reminds me of my parents, this song breaks my heart for romance!!!!! ! !
Report as inappropriate
I miss this world ,we were so safe ,stick ball,wall ball my first kiss
Report as inappropriate
I don't think the Stylistics got enough credit.
Report as inappropriate
Love this song love love love omg n I'm only 35 years old
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[108, 127, 90, 64, 91, 93, 90, 95, 82, 84, 83, 108, 98, 73, 71, 64, 78, 122, 97, 108, 105, 88, 107, 108, 86, 102, 69, 99, 94, 101, 121, 106, 82, 122, 99, 78, 68, 69, 98, 68, 76, 70, 74, 115, 112, 89, 91, 78, 84, 70, 72, 120, 124, 95, 110, 94, 115, 77, 91, 123, 65, 79, 113, 99, 117, 115, 99, 101, 84, 95, 112, 79, 66, 73, 121, 95, 101, 118, 75, 79, 121, 105, 83, 66, 66, 104, 81, 65, 118, 106, 90, 124, 76, 122, 73, 108, 121, 71, 115, 89, 115, 73, 84, 77, 84, 67, 97, 92, 66, 99, 71, 115, 112, 103, 121, 112, 79, 103, 98, 103, 95, 104, 103, 70, 77, 95, 84, 120, 102, 116, 123, 88, 101, 103, 96, 119, 123, 104, 109, 91, 114, 120, 83, 107, 65, 110, 103, 77, 88, 111, 91, 109, 114, 64, 118, 79, 123, 107, 101, 96, 103, 127, 111, 86, 73, 89, 68, 93, 111, 123, 110, 72, 79, 117, 80, 70, 110, 74, 107, 99, 75, 86, 101, 69, 119, 104, 69, 78, 75, 105, 86, 105, 125, 64, 74, 106, 105, 83, 96, 103, 107, 125, 64, 124, 109, 73, 103, 114, 98, 73, 105, 111, 124, 80, 88, 123, 104, 66, 77, 123, 70, 95, 112, 70, 76, 100, 101, 79, 114, 69, 92, 82, 117, 96, 113, 84, 108, 89, 91, 124, 73, 111, 125, 106, 88, 89, 94, 120, 121, 98, 72, 71, 72, 85, 92, 107, 104, 89, 77, 81, 64, 87, 120, 85, 68, 98, 74, 79, 71, 64, 127, 127, 111, 87, 97, 115, 103, 91, 83, 69, 70, 71, 102, 98, 66, 77, 125, 87, 113, 113, 106, 102, 80, 116, 105, 122, 101, 116, 90, 65, 115, 80, 92, 86, 74, 105, 74, 80, 95, 97, 67, 77, 93, 114, 90, 112, 103, 90, 80, 119, 113, 111, 104, 114, 71, 119, 94, 94, 76, 72, 107, 89, 121, 72, 115, 115, 77, 64, 71, 67, 127, 68, 104, 89, 113, 117, 85, 86, 84, 122, 115, 121, 78, 76, 66, 109, 93, 89, 98, 100, 88, 98, 112, 123, 100, 80, 112, 64, 102, 90, 77, 74, 123, 104, 75, 81, 99, 84, 88, 121, 104, 127, 118, 64, 120, 97, 117, 68, 96, 74, 96, 85, 68, 92, 95, 102, 92, 104, 127, 96, 65, 126, 83, 101, 116, 113, 92, 113, 125, 104, 120, 75, 87, 67, 76, 68, 109, 78, 100, 78, 88, 70, 125, 112, 83, 100, 72, 118, 101, 89, 76, 124, 120, 117, 81, 71, 125, 72, 116, 74, 119, 81, 120, 75, 109, 111, 78, 75, 123, 70, 106, 65, 70, 85, 97, 101, 93, 115, 88, 108, 68, 93, 96, 117, 77, 105, 84, 85, 109, 85, 78, 115, 118, 101, 81, 93, 78, 126, 91, 94, 86, 86, 71, 66, 68, 74, 76, 65, 97, 124, 81, 86, 70, 79, 120, 90, 71, 96, 116, 75, 126, 85, 97, 70, 90, 120, 79, 77, 94, 98, 69, 74]