DISCOGRAPHY

Take a historic musical journey through the Harold Melvin & The BlueNotes catalog with The Classic Blue Note, Singer Jerry Cummings. 

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

To Be True

To Be True is an album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in February 1975. It was produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff.

The album features the hit singles "Bad Luck", "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" with Sharon Paige, and "Where Are All My Friends".

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Don't Lea

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Don't Leave Me This Way

"Don't Leave Me This Way" is a song written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert. First charting as a hit for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass, an act on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label in 1975, "Don't Leave Me This Way" was later a disco hit for Motown artist Thelma Houston in 1977. The song was also a hit for British duo The Communards in 1986.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes with Tedd

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Featuring Teddy Pendergrass

Super Hits

Despite group founder and original lead singer Harold Melvin's top billing, the Blue Notes' most famous member was Teddy Pendergrass, their lead singer during the successful years at Philadelphia International. The remaining members of the Blue Notes have reunited for Soul Train Cruises in 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Be For Re

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Be For Real

Be For Real is a fine selection from one of Philadelphia International’s very best and brings together four consistently enjoyable albums. Although Harold Melvin recruited new Blue Notes after the split and had some further success, their most enduring work is represented here. 

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Featuring Teddy Pendergrass

The Ultimate Blue Notes

This collection covers their Philadelphia International years from 1972-1975 as in-depth and representative of the band's talents as a single disc can get. 

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Greatest

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Collectors' Item: All Their Greatest Hits!

A compilation album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in July 1976. The album, produced by Gamble & Huff, sold over a million in the USA. The UK album release also included the track, "Satisfaction Guaranteed" which had been a big hit for the group there.

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Wake Up Everybody

A 1976 remake of "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Motown artist Thelma Houston was a number-one hit on the US pop chart. The Blue Notes' version on the album, "Wake Up Everybody" was not released as a single in the USA at the time, but proved to be the group's biggest hit in the UK (#5) when released there as a single in 1977. 

Singles

Never Gonna Leave You

N/A

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

--

--

CAN

--

UK

--

I Miss You

I Miss You

US

58

US R&B

US Dan

7

--

CAN

--

UK

--

If You Don't Know Me By Now     ^RIAA: Gold

I Miss You

US

3

US R&B

US Dan

1

--

CAN

52

UK

9

Yesterday I Had The Blues

I Miss You

US

63

US R&B

US Dan

12

--

CAN

--

UK

--

The Love I Lost     ^RIAA: Gold

Black & Blue

US

7

US R&B

US Dan

1

--

CAN

31

UK

21

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Black & Blue

US

58

US R&B

US Dan

6

--

CAN

--

UK

32

I'm Weak For You

Black & Blue

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

87

--

CAN

--

UK

--

Where Are All My Friends

To Be True

US

80

US R&B

US Dan

8

11

CAN

--

UK

--

Bad Luck

To Be True

US

15

US R&B

US Dan

4

1

CAN

29

UK

--

Hope That We Can Be Together Soon

To Be True

US

42

US R&B

US Dan

1

--

CAN

81

UK

--

Wake Up Everybody

Wake Up Everybody

US

12

US R&B

US Dan

1

--

CAN

33

UK

23

Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby

Wake Up Everybody

US

94

US R&B

US Dan

7

6

CAN

--

UK

--

Don't Leave Me This Way     ^BPI: Silver

Wake Up Everybody

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

--

--

CAN

--

UK

5

Reaching For The World

Reaching For The World

US

74

US R&B

US Dan

6

--

CAN

86

UK

48

After You Love Me, Why Do You Leave Me

Reaching For The World

US

102

US R&B

US Dan

15

--

CAN

--

UK

--

Hostage

Reaching For The World

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

--

37

CAN

--

UK

--

Baby, You Got My Nose Open

Now Is The Time

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

36

--

CAN

--

UK

--

Now Is The Time

Now Is The Time

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

--

--

CAN

--

UK

--

Prayin'

The Blue Album

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

18

--

CAN

--

UK

--

Tonight's The Night

The Blue Album

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

61

--

CAN

--

UK

--

I Should Be Your Lover

The Blue Album

US

--

US R&B

US Dan

25

--

CAN

--

UK

--