Bloodstone are a band that were into former American R&B, soul. They were also and also a funk group, most popular in the 1970s and early 1980s. The band charted thirteen songs between 1973 and 1984.
They came together in the year 1962, in Kansas City, Missouri. The band group was a high school doo-wop group called The Sinceres.When they relocated overseas in 1971, the band consisted of Melvin Webb on drums, Roger Durham on percussion, Charles Love on guitar and vocals, Charles McCormack on bass, Harry Williams on percussion, and Willis Draffen on guitar. The members had renamed themselves Bloodstone, and after learning to play their respective musical instruments. They then moved to Los Angeles, California.
Their very famous maiden album Bloodstone, introduced the
songs, "That's The Way We Make Our Music", and "Natural High" which reached the US R&B Top 10, with "Natural High" reaching number 10 on the Pop chart. Also they became very well known for their funk/soul tracks that combined a typical Jimi Hendrix-style genre and a genric undertone in gospel stylesort of music. The groups other hits include, "Never Let You Go", "Outside Woman" and "My Little Lady".
They were highly influential in the "black rock" and funk movement of the 1970. They even played a role in the brown-eyed soul movement with some Latin music-tinged hits. Bloodstone performed with amazing musicians like Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Elton John, and The Impressions. Their album in 1973 called Natural High was produced by Mike Vernon and went on to sell over one million copies. It was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in July that year.
They staged a feeble comeback in the early 1980s with McCormick coming in for the late Ron Wilson. Their subsequent album We Go a Long Way Back came out in the year 1982. Its title track reached the R&B chart Top 5. They also produced a follow-up single "Go On and Cry" that reached number 18.
Why are the band Blood Stone famous?
They are famous for their maiden album Bloodstone featuring many hits.
Why do we like BloodStone?
We like them because of their influential style of music.