Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Tuesday, September 18th, 2017 comes from The Winstons!
On June 14th, 1969, "Color Him Father" entered Billboard's Top 40 and inked its way up to #7, spending ten weeks in the chart and was certified a Gold Record. "Color Him Father" won a Grammy for "Best Rhythmn and Blues Song" for 1969.
The Winstons, an R&B band from Washington, D.C., featured Richard Spencer, Roy Maritano, Quincy Mattison, Phil Tollotta, Sonny Peckrol and G.C. Coleman.
The flip-side of the single was "Amen, Brother", which featured a drum solo by G.C. Coleman which would cause the record to become the most widely sampled record inthe history of electronic music.
Unfortunately for The Winstons, "Color Him Father" was their only Top 40 hit, thus they are relegated to the status of a One-Hit-Wonder.