|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 12:34 pm:|
Can anyone please
tell me who The Sharpets were.
Are they still recording?
if not when did they stop and why?
Also any other records they cut apart from there
Sound City Records(no.1)
'Lost in the world of a dream/instrumental'
Also any info regards the Sound City Label
I am sure I know it but cant think of it at the moment.
Any info would be appreciated.
|By acooolcat (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 08:31 pm:|
Mel - I have the names of the 5 girls somewhere - from a clip in the Michigan Chronicle. I never did manage to trace any of them though. I think the group was named from the surname of one member - Sharp.
They also had a 45 on the (Detroit) Permahit label - another song produced by Henry Smith.
I asked Major Reynolds - who I think has the publishing (Devotion) - but he didn't know anything about the group.
|By medusa (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 08:37 pm:|
I believe 2 of them were sisters. I know one of N High School, her name was Sherry Chambers. Haven't heard anything from them. Maybe KevGo can give U more Nfo... or SisDetroit...
|By acooolcat (220.127.116.11) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:24 am:|
That's right Medusa - but I think the correct spelling is Cheri.
The group included her sister, Diana, plus another set of sisters; Deborah and Karen Wingfield, along with Sharon Morris. My guess is it was SHARon who gave them the name The Sharpetts. Just a guess. The Wingfield and Chambers sisters were cousins, and also cousins to the Ruffin brothers.
They all seemed to have gone to Pershing High School, with Sharon being a year or so older than the others. The clip I have said she previously recorded with another group - but doesn't say which one.
Does anyone know where they are now? I'd love to interview them.