The Whispers

The Whispers
Release date
01 January 1970
The Whispers
01 January 1970 |

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In the annals of R&B history, the Whispers have earned a solid and memorable position as one of the world’s
longest-running vocals groups. Celebrating over 50 years in the industry, they still provide their vocal services for
public events, major concerts, private parties and cultural activities. They are the cream of soul, embellishing
smooth ballads and upbeat dance favorites. As one of the premier R&B groups to ever grace the stage, their
musical success can be attributed to a careful balance of soul, disco, jazz, and pop to the delight of millions of fans.
They have had 33 top ten hits and 20 Billboard charted albums over a span of five decades.

The Whispers began their legendary career in 1964 when they first organized at Jordan High School in Watts,
California producing a string of hits continuing over the last five decades such as “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong,”
“And the Beat Goes On,” “Rock Steady,” “A Song For Donny,” and “Lady.” They emerged as the leading romantic
singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting 46 Billboard hits. They are
arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation.

They are the first group to be signed to Soul Train Records, and earned most of their greatest hits with Solar
Records. The Whispers’ music has been sampled over 131 times and their music has been featured in over 600
musical compilations. Their music has been heard on movie sound tracks such as “Waiting to Exhale,” “Madea’s
Family Reunion,” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” They sang the title track on Jay Leno’s movie soundtrack
“Collision Course.” The group has not made any personnel changes since 1973 when Leaveil Degree replaced
Gordy Harmon; they still consist of Walter Scott, Wallace “Scotty” Scott and Leaveil Degree. The passing of
Nicholas Caldwell in 2016 left them as a trio, but still stellar and powerful in their stage presence. They are one of
only a few “old school” groups that can boast of having over 50 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base,
maintaining their vocal dominance and original members.

The Whispers have always been at the forefront of promoting and inspiring social change with such hits as “Seems
Like I Gotta Do Wrong,” “Help Them See the Light,” and “Olivia.” It’s no surprise that in 2020, Walter, Scotty and
Leaveil ask the question: “HOW LONG” in their latest single about social unrest.

Their five decades of accomplishments have been acknowledged by induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame,
presentation of the Governor’s Award by the San Francisco Chapter of the Grammy Awards, an NAACP Image
Award, induction into the Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame, Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. The Black Music
Academy of America selected the Whispers to receive their Sammy Davis Jr. “Living Legends” award.


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