Brenda And The Tabulations - Songs


Brenda & The Tabulations were a male-female R&B/soul vocal group with a sweet doo-wop sound and a great deal of crossover appeal that became famous during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their best known songs include the romantic ballads, "Dry Your Eyes" (1967) and "Right On The Tip Of My Tongue" (1971).

Formed in 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the original lineup consisted of Maurice Coates, Jerry Jones, guitarist Eddie L. Jackson (ca. 1947 - May 3, 2010), and lead singer Brenda Payton (October 24, 1945 - June 14, 1992). Bernard Murphey joined in 1969, and the group underwent a complete reorganization in 1971 with the departure of all the male members and the addition of two female backing singers, Pat Mercer and Deborah Martin. Brenda & The Tabulations first signed to Dionn Records before moving to Top & Bottom in 1970, later also recording with Epic and Chocolate City.

Brenda & The Tabulations debuted in 1967 with "Dry Your Eyes" which became their greatest hit, reaching #8 and #20 on the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts, respectively. Other top hits on both charts through 1971 include "Stay Together Young Lovers" (1967), "Who's Lovin' You" (1967), "When You're Gone" (1967), "The Touch Of You" (1970), "And My Heart Sang (Tra La La)" (1970), "Don't Make Me Over" (1970), "Right On The Tip Of My Tongue" (1971), and "A Part Of You" (1971). Their long string of hits, which continued on the R&B charts through 1977, also includes "One Girl Too Late" (1973), "Home To Myself" (1976), and their final charting song, "(I'm A) Superstar" (1977).

By the late 1970s, Brenda & The Tabulations had disbanded and had released three studio albums: "Dry Your Eyes" (1967), "Brenda & The Tabulations" (1971), and "I Keep Coming Back For More" (1977). They are one of a number of bands and artists referenced in Reunion's 1974 hit, "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)."


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