|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 12:58 pm:|
Does anyone remember this female quintet called the Escofferys (Sisters- Sandra, Michelle, Marcia & Sharon)? I think they may have been from the UK. I have a cassette tape on Atlantic records from 1991 (I believe). I first saw them on a program called Video Soul (BET) singing the first single, "Look who's lovin' me. The song grabbed me, and I bought the single, which had snippets of other songs from the album. It was a great buy. I'm currently looking for my tape, ha ha!
Any information on these ladies would be appreciated. Thanks.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 01:09 pm:|
They were a very talented act, originally from the British Gospel scene.
I once knew a relative of theirs from New Haven, Conn.
They disbanded due to the usual inner group jealousy.
They were all good, individually, so who knows what may have become in future.
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 01:15 pm:|
Thanks Bobby. Do you know if they had any other releases?
|By JSmith (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 03:45 am:|
Sean Escoffery makes solo 'dance' records (although many of these are very soulful). I BELIEVE he is a member of the family.
|By Handsome (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 01:30 pm:|
The cassette I have (of the girls) is very soulful too.
I didn't know they had any brother(s). I will see if I can find any copies of Sean's work. Thanks.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 10:41 pm:|
Sean may be related to the Escoffery woman from New Haven Conn whom I had previously mentiones as she had mentioned that her son was a singer and just getting in the groove so to speak.
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 11:13 am:|
The name of the Cd/Cassette is Opinions/The Escofferys'.
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 11:21 am:|
Another bit if info I found on another (possible) Escoffery relative, Wayne Escoffery:
"I must confess that I was only drawn to the record because there was a fantastic and sinfully ignored soul outfit from London a few years back called The Escofferys. Wayne maybe related, as he moved to New York from London as a a child. He is still young yet modest as he is about his relationship to the tradition, he is no novice. He has studied with a frightening array of major figures and has worked with a number of formidable outfits in the past few years, including Ron Carter's group and the Mingus Big Band."