Sittin' In At The Court Of Love (Original LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Kapp Records 
Year: 1968 

Media Condition: VG+ 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: VG+ 

NB: Great condition inside & out, jacket has a hole punch. 


A1 Court Of Love 
A2 Which One Should I Choose 
A3 Tables Turned 
A4 Harper Valley PTA 
A5 This Guy's In Love With You 

B1 Toshisumasu 
B2 It's All Over 
B3 People Got To Be Free 
B4 Little Green Apples 
B5 A Hard Day's Night 


Vocals: Al Johnson, Michael Ward, Greg Cook, Harold Worthington 
Producer: Guy Draper 
Arrangers: Donny Hathaway, Burt DeCouteaux, Richard Rome 

In 1966 a group of students at Washington D.C.'s Howard University formed the group Al & the Vikings. Consisting of singer/songwriter Al Johnson, Tom Fauntleroy, Marvin Brown, Bob Hayes, and George Roland, the group changed its name during its first year to the Unique Five and later to the Unifics. 

Known for their smooth harmonies and their dapper attire (including their trademark white gloves), the Unifics soon gathered a large following in the D.C. area and began to attract attention elsewhere. 

The group signed with manager Guy Draper, who landed the act a contract with Kapp Records (MCA/Universal) and became their producer and a principal writer. During this time, their songs were arranged by Donny Hathaway, discovered by Draper at Howard University. 

Soon after signing with Kapp, the Unifics hit national pay dirt with their single, "Court of Love," which reached #1 on Record World and scored on both the Soul and Pop charts in Billboard and Cash Box Magazines in 1968. The Top 40 hit featured a mock-courtroom setting. 

Often called "the act that no group wanted to follow," the UNIFICS "raised the bar" to the satisfaction of standing-room-only audiences at the Apollo Theater, Uptown Theater, Howard Theater and to the delight of fans across the nation. 

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