The Stylistics



The Stylistics

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1968
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography
The Stylistics were a Philadelphia soul group in the 1970s. They formed in 1968, consisting of singers Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. All of their US hits were ballads characterized by the falsetto of Russell Thompkins, Jr. and the production of Thom Bell. During the early 1970s, the group had twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits, including "Stop, Look, Listen", "You Are Everything", "Betcha by Golly, Wow", "People Make the World Go Round", "I'm Stone in Love with You", "Break Up to Make Up", and "You Make Me Feel Brand New".
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And what a beautiful song it is too - Comment by Betchabygollywo 1 year ago
I met the Stylistics years ago when they were playing in Ilfracombe and I asked them about the meaning of Payback is a Dog. It's nothing like what people think. When they were growing up in Phili, one of their mates Donny had a secret friend called Payback and no one could figure out who it was. Until one day he brought his secret friend to school. Payback was a dog! A little Jack Russell who had quite a nip on him. So when someone pissed Donny off it was Payback time and they'd end up with a bitten ass. And since Payback was so small and quick, he was long gone before the poor victim knew what'd happened. Years later when the Stylistics wrote the song they just left it to people's imagination. They asked me to keep this story a secret and only release it if Britain was in any kind of trouble. They thought it might help to take our minds off reality. We've left the EU and it's a kind of payback too. Kapeesh? - Comment by Betchabygollywo 1 year ago

Top Songs by The Stylistics


Greatest Hits

Stop Look & Listen

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Round 2

You'll Never Get to Heaven

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Greatest Hits

Can't Give You Anything

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Can't Give You Anything But My Love:The Love Songs

Thank You Baby

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Hits 100% The Stylistics

Payback Is a Dog

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The Miracle

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Philly Soul

Betcha By Golly Wow [Live]

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Philly Soul

You Are Everything [Live]

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Thank You Baby
The Sweet Soul Show: Live at Newark's Symphony Hall - Volume 3 (Digitally Remastered)

Break Up To Make Up [Live]

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


You Gotta Have Soul / I'm Gonna Get You Back

You Gotta Have Soul / I'm Gonna Get You Back

The Stylistics March 25, 2016

2 Tracks

Thank You Baby

Thank You Baby

The Stylistics January 22, 2016

11 Tracks

The Streetwise Recordings

The Streetwise Recordings

The Stylistics July 24, 2012

20 Tracks

Hurry Up This Way Again

Hurry Up This Way Again

The Stylistics March 8, 2011

8 Tracks

Very Best of the Stylistics

Very Best of the Stylistics

The Stylistics November 8, 2005

21 Tracks

The Very Best of... and More

The Very Best of... and More

The Stylistics November 8, 2005

38 Tracks

The Very Best of The Stylistics

The Very Best of The Stylistics

The Stylistics November 8, 2005

16 Tracks

Christmas

Christmas

The Stylistics September 1, 1992

13 Tracks

Love Talk

Love Talk

The Stylistics September 25, 1991

10 Tracks

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