The People's Choice – Big Ladies Man

We always like to keep up to date with whatever commercialised “Hallmark Day” there is here on Gazfunk (as our friends in the US would call them). So with today being Valentine’s Day, we had to bring you something on a related note – though this selection is loosely based on the “love” theme.

The People’s Choice were a soul/funk band out of Philadelphia (hence their appearance on the legendary Phil-La of Soul label). This selection was released in ’71 and was their first single. The flip side to this record was the heavily De La Soul sampled “I Likes To Do It”

Despite having minor hits (and an often changing line-up) The People’s Choice never quite made the big time with their biggest hit (and probably best-known song) “Do It Any Way You Wanna” just failing to reach the top 10 in the pop charts, even though it did reach number 1 in the soul charts in ’75. However the record went on to sell over 1 million copies and earned them a gold disc in the process. For various reasons the band split in 1980.

Yes I am, a big ladies man…

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