Sunday, August 20, 2017

En Vogue – Hold On (Atlantic)

Certainly the biggest success productionwise for Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy (Club Nouveau, Toni, Tony, Toné!), this California-based female quartet comprising Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson and Terry Ellis back at the time was put together with the aim to get them as the contemporary response to Motown famous The Supremes while melting classic soul style vocals with street beats. This would happen to be a winning formula, starting from ‘Hold On’ which opened on an a cappella rendition of the Smokey Robinson‘s penned ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ for The Miracles, built later on a sample from James Brown‘s ‘The Payback’. En Vogue becoming along with time one of the most successful girl bands in the history of music…

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