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From Stax to Earth, Wind & Fire!


In 1977, The Emotions had a worldwide hit with Best Of My Love, followed up with another world-beater 2 years later in Boogie Wonderland.

Best Of My Love was no debut single, it took them many years to get there.

Starting as a gospel group, the sisters that would become The Emotions toured with their father as teenagers. 

Eventually, they transitioned from their gospel roots into an R&B/Soul vocal group.

Their first break came on Volt, a sister label of Stax, home of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, McFadden & Whitehead, Albert King, and legendary house band Booker T. & The M.G.’s.

Under the watchful eye of Isaac Hayes, they started releasing albums and singles with reasonable success.

Unfortunately, the glory days of Stax were coming to an end and even though the group developed here for about six years, they never had any big tunes.

When Stax folded in 1975, The Emotions moved on to Columbia where they soon started working with members of Earth Wind & Fire.

The new emerging Disco sound must have suited the sisters better than the more raw Stax vibe, and Earth, Wind & Fire certainly brought out the best in them.

Together they would come to release two of the biggest Disco hits in Best Of My Love and Boogie Wonderland. Both songs are still played today on the radio, by DJs at parties as well as by Soul and Disco bands every weekend, four decades later.

The late 70s were the glory days, even though the climate changed and rockers exclaimed Disco Is Dead in 1979, burning records as if it was something John Lennon had said about Jesus, they continued to release albums up until the mid-80s.



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Best Of My Love

Best Of My Love chords

You can learn how to play Best Of My Love by The Emotions using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.

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Doesn’t take much to make me happy, and make me smile with glee…


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