Detroit Emeralds


The Detroit Emeralds are a veteran R&B/soul group from Little Rock, AR formed by brothers Abrim, Ivory, Cleophus, and Raymond Tilmon who became famous during the 1970s, with a number of personnel changes over the years. They are best known for the romantic and upbeat "Feel The Need" (1972) and the funky "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)" (1972). Abrim Tilmon wrote, arranged, and produced all of the group's hits.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Showtime (1968)
  • Do Me Right (1971)
  • Wear This Ring With Love (1971)
  • Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) (1972)
  • You Want It, You Got It (1972)
  • Feel The Need (1977)

Pop charts debut year: 1968

Years active: 1968-1978; 2019-present

Genres: R&B, soul

Labels: Ric-Tic, Westbound, MCM


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