Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes(Redirected from Harold Melvin)
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. Though ostensibly led by Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass was the most influential member of the group. They were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label. Though they had several hits from 1972 to 1975, they dried up after the departure of Pendergrass. The group continued touring, however, until Melvin died in 1997.
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The group continued touring, however, until Melvin died in 1997. He performed a duet with singer Tom Jones on the 1999 album Reload and with musical legend Ray Charles on his 2004 album Genius Loves Company. Though they had several hits from 1972 to 1975, they dried up after the departure of Pendergrass. In 1990 he joined many other guests for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall in Berlin. They were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label. Many consider his performance of "Caravan" to be the climax of The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese's 1978 film of The Band's farewell concert. Though ostensibly led by Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass was the most influential member of the group. His work is thoughtful, often spiritual in nature, and combines elements of jazz, R&B, Celtic traditions, and stream-of-consciousness.
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