Bloodstone is an American R&B, soul, and funk group, most popular in the 1970s and early 1980s. Formed in 1962, in Kansas City, Missouri, the group was a high school doo-wop group called The Sinceres.
Title: We Go A Long Way Back
Label: Tneck Records
Catalog# FZ 38115
In fact, Bloodstone was a very good funk-soul group using the Hendrix-derived licks of Charles Love and Willis Draffen against multiple percussion ideas to underpin a vocal blend that still owed its soul to gospel and doo wop.
The group then faded from popular view, despite a brief stint at Motown, until the early ’80s, when it hooked up with the Isley Brothers’ T-Neck and scored a commercially and artistically successful album, We Go a Long Way Back, produced by the Brothers. The title track returned them to the R&B Top Ten in 1982, but although several other T-Neck singles charted, the group’s recording career essentially ended there. Nevertheless, this heartland group had made a significant mark and can lay fair claim to being one of the first to figure out its particular era’s future.
1. Go On And Cry (8:07)
2. How Does It Feel (11:04)
3. We Go A Long Way Back (4:54)
1. Funkin’ Around (6:41)
2. My Kind Of Woman (4:42)
3. My Love Grows Stronger (6:16)
4. Nite Time Fun (4:31)