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Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gladys Knight (b. 28 May 1944, Atlanta, Georgia, USA), her brother Merald ‘Bubba’ (b. 4 September 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA), sister Brenda and cousins Elenor Guest and William Guest (b. 2 July 1941, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 24 December 2015, Detroit, Michigan, USA) formed their first vocal group in their native Atlanta in 1952. Calling themselves the Pips, after their cousin James ‘Pips’ Woods, the youngsters sang supper-club material in the week and gospel music on Sundays. They first recorded for Brunswick Records in 1958, releasing the unsuccessful single ‘Whistle My Love’. Another cousin of the Knights, Edward Patten (b. 2 August 1939, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 25 February 2005, Livonia, Michigan, USA), and Langston George were brought into the group line-up the following year when Brenda and Elenor left to get married. Three years elapsed before the Pips’ next sessions, which produced a version of Johnny Otis’ ‘Every Beat Of My Heart’ for the small Huntom label. This song, which highlighted Knight’s bluesy, compelling vocal style, was leased to Vee Jay Records when it began attracting national attention, and went on to top the US R&B charts and reach the pop Top 10. By this time, the group, now credited as Gladys Knight And The Pips, had signed a long-term recording contract with Fury Records, where they issued a re-recording of ‘Every Beat Of My Heart’ which competed for sales with the original release. Subsequent singles such as ‘Letter Full Of Tears’ and ‘Operator’ sealed the group’s R&B credentials. A switch to the Maxx label in 1964 - where they worked with producer Van McCoy - generated minor hits with ‘Giving Up’ and ‘Lovers Always Forgive’. Langston George retired from the group in 1962, leaving the four strong line-up that survived into the 80s.

In 1966, Gladys Knight And The Pips signed to Motown Records’ Soul subsidiary, where they were teamed up with producer/songwriter Norman Whitfield. Knight’s tough vocals left them slightly out of the Motown mainstream, and throughout their stay with the label the group was regarded as a second-string act. Between 1967 and 1968, they had major R&B and minor pop hits in America with ‘Everybody Needs Love’, ‘The End Of The Road’, ‘It Should Have Been Me’ and ‘I Wish It Would Rain’, but enjoyed most success with the original release of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, an uncompromisingly tough performance of a song that became a Motown standard in the hands of its author Marvin Gaye in 1969. Gladys Knight And The Pips’ version topped the R&B chart for six weeks at the end of 1967 and also reached number 2 on the US pop charts.

The group enjoyed further R&B and pop hits at the end of the decade with ‘Didn’t You Know (You’d Have To Cry Sometime)’, ‘The Nitty Gritty’, ‘Friendship Train’ and ‘You Need Love Like I Do (Don’t You)’, while the poignant ‘If I Were Your Woman’ was one of the label’s biggest-selling releases of 1970 and provided the group with their third R&B chart-topper. In the early 70s, Gladys Knight And The Pips slowly moved away from their original blues-influenced sound towards a more middle-of-the-road harmony blend. Their new approach brought them success in 1973 with the smash hit ‘Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)’ (number 1 R&B/number 2 pop), while further hits during this period included ‘I Don’t Want To Do Wrong’, ‘Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To’, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ and ‘Daddy Could Swear, I Declare’.

In late 1973, Gladys Knight And The Pips elected to leave Motown for Buddah Records, unhappy at the former label’s shift of operations from Detroit to Hollywood. At Buddah, the group found immediate success with ‘Where Peaceful Waters Flow’ and ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’, an arresting soul ballad which topped both the R&B and pop charts. Major hits such as ‘I’ve Got To Use My Imagination’ and ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me’ (R&B chart-toppers and pop Top 5 hits) mined a similar vein. In 1974, the group performed Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack songs for the movie Claudine, spawning the major hit ‘On And On’, and the following year the title track of I Feel A Song gave them another R&B number 1. Their smoother approach was epitomized by the medley of ‘The Way We Were/Try To Remember’, released the same year (1975) that saw Knight and the group host their own US television series.

Gladys Knight made her acting debut in Pipe Dreams in 1976, for which the group recorded a soundtrack album. Legal problems then dogged their career until the end of the decade, forcing Knight and the Pips to record separately until they could sign a new recording contract with CBS Records. Knight enjoyed minor R&B hits at the end of the decade with the solo singles ‘I’m Coming Home Again’ and ‘Am I Too Late’. About Love in 1980 teamed the reunited group with the Ashford And Simpson writing/production partnership, and produced a strident piece of R&B social comment in ‘Landlord’ and ‘Bourgie’ Bourgie’’. Subsequent releases alternated between the group’s R&B and MOR modes, generating hits such as the R&B chart-topper ‘Save The Overtime (For Me)’ and ‘You’re Number One In My Book’ (both 1983). In 1985 Knight appeared on the chart-topping pop hit ‘That’s What Friends Are For’, alongside Elton John, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder. After a move to MCA Records in 1986, ‘Love Overboard’ demonstrated that Gladys Knight And The Pips could work equally well in both R&B and pop genres, taking the group back to the top of the R&B charts and into the pop Top 20 at the end of 1987. The latter song earned them a Grammy Award for the Best R&B performance in early 1989, while the group enjoyed two final R&B hits at the end of the decade with ‘Lovin’ On Next To Nothin’’ and ‘It’s Gonna Take All Our Love’.

In 1989, Gladys Knight and the Pips parted company. Merald remained with his sister when she achieved a UK Top 10 hit that year with the James Bond movie song ‘Licence To Kill’ (her highest UK chart position since Gladys Knight And The Pips’ 1977 Top 5 hit ‘Baby Don’t Change Your Mind’), and released her second solo album, Good Woman, in 1991. Her subsequent work has alternated between gospel and mainstream pop, although apart from the R&B Top 5 hit ‘Men’ she has enjoyed relatively minor chart success. She collaborated with Chaka Khan, Brandy and Tamia on the minor hit ‘Missing You’ in 1996, taken from the Queen Latifah movie Set It Off. The same year she was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with the Pips. A noteworthy album of standards was released in 2006.
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Selected Discography


Track List: Claudine/Pipe Dreams

1. Mr. Welfare Man

2. To Be Invisible

3. On And On

4. The Makings Of You

6. Hold On

7. Make Yours A Happy Home

8. So Sad The Song

12. Nobody But You


Track List: Golden Years

1. Letter Full Of Tears

2. Good Night My Love

3. One More Lonely Night

4. How Do You Say Goodbye

5. Operator

6. Every Beat Of My Heart

7. I Can't Stand By

8. I Want That Kind Of Love

9. Trust In You

10. Morning, Noon And Night

11. Guess Who

12. Runnin' Around

13. Come See About Me

14. Before Now, After Then


Track List: The Very Best Of The Early Years

1. Letter Full Of Tears

2. You Broke Your Promise

3. Every Beat Of My Heart

5. Guess Who?

6. Operator

7. I'll Trust You

8. Come See About Me

9. Darling

10. I Can't Stand By

11. Love Me Again

12. Morning Noon And Night

13. I Want That Kind Of Love

14. Room In Your Heart

17. Love Call

18. One More Lonely Night

19. What Shall I Do

20. Love Like Mine

21. Jungle Love

22. It Hurts So Bad

23. Linda

24. How Do You Say Goodbye

25. Stop Running Around

26. What Will Become Of Me

27. Queen Of Tears


Track List: Essential Collection

1. Every Beat Of My Heart

2. Letter Full Of Tears

3. Giving Up

4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

5. If I Were Your Woman

6. Friendship Train

7. I Don't Want To Do Wrong

8. Daddy Could Swear, I Declare

9. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)

10. Midnight Train To Georgia

11. I've Got To Use My Imagination

12. The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

13. I Feel A Song (In My Heart)

14. On And On

15. The Way We Were / Try To Remember

16. Save The Overtime (For Me)

17. Hero (Wind Beneath My Wings)

18. Love Overboard


Track List: Best Of Gladys Knight And The Pips

1. Make Yours A Happy Home

2. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

3. I Feel A Song In My Heart

4. The Going Ups And The Coming Downs

5. Midnight Train To Georgia

6. On And On

7. Where Peaceful Waters Flow

8. I've Got To Use My Imagination

9. I Can See Clearly Now

10. Try To Remember / The Way We Were


Track List: The Ultimate Collection

1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

2. End Of Our Road

3. Everybody Needs Love

4. Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me

5. It Should Have Been Me

6. I Wish It Would Rain

7. Every Little Bit Hurts

8. Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)

9. Just Walk In My Shoes

10. The Nitty Gritty

11. Friendship Train

12. You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You?)

13. If I Were Your Woman

14. I Don't Want To Do Wrong

15. Here I Am Again

16. Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To

17. Help Me Make It Through The Night

18. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)

19. Daddy Could Swear, I Declare

20. All I Need Is Time

21. Between Her Goodbye And My Hello

22. It's Time To Go Now


Track List: Motown Legends

2. All I Need Is Time

3. Your Old Standby

4. I Wish It Would Rain

5. Signed Gladys

6. I Don't Want To Do Wrong

7. Between Her Goodbye And My Hello

8. One Less Bell To Answer

9. Help Me Make It Through The Night

10. I Hate Myself For Loving You

11. Every Little Bit Hurts


Track List: All Our Love

1. Love Overboard

2. Lovin' On Next To Nothin'

3. Thief In Paradise

4. You

5. Let Me Be The One

6. Complete Recovery

7. Say What You Mean

8. It's Gonna Take All Our Love

9. Love Is Fire (Love Is Ice)

10. Point Of View

11. Overnight Success


Track List: I Feel A Song

1. I Feel A Song (In My Heart)

2. Love Finds Its Own Way

3. Seconds

6. Better You Go Your Way

7. Don't Burn Down The Bridge

8. The Need To Be

9. Tenderness Is His Way


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Try as hard as I might... I can NEVER do housework and listen to Ms . Knight. Heck, either the broom becomes my mic; the vacuum becomes my dancing partner... Yes... I always enjoy her voice!
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This is my favorite song.... makes me think of my ex-husband.. . . . I said goodbye to him... it hurts... this song says exactly how I felt at the time...
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Gladys, Pandora wow
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Neither One Of Us ... Want to say good-bye ......
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True Story ♡♡♡♡♡♡
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And I will be waiting for you at the airport!!!!
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Midnight train to Georgia.. Lol I'm leaving on a midnight train to California lol
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Yesssssssss! !
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Gladys knight maybe the most underrated singing voices of all what a great voice
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dragonlady60 8 8
I dedicate this to Bruce Rip 10-31-15 I love and miss you xoxoxo
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O love Gladys and the pips of course
Ever since I was a little girl. She always made me get up and dance epically of I was having a bad day listing to her music always made me better.
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ENDED AFTER (6) Years.... smh
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Now you've started reading this.Don't stop Reading this is freaky. But if you read this and ignore it it will get bad luck.put this on 15 songs in 143 min.when you're done the press The and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen this is so creepy because it actually works
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mysteriousst r a n g e r s 8 6
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Gladys night takes my mind to higher hights, in the California cool nights
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sherenity4li f e
You're the best!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured(but won't die) in two days now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least five other songs in the next 143 minutes when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen with big letter this is so scary because it actually works
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True Song, When it don't workout... Good luck
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Is there such a thing as listening to Glady's Knight and the Pips to much?
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Totally taken by her voice, And yes she was one of my first crushes too. Always makes you feel, easy as a Sunday morning. Love you Gladys
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Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me ....
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One of the greatest songs of the 70s
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My first love. Her voice Gladys. What a voice!!
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Farewell my love......Go o d - b y e
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If you'd ever ask a former promoter who would he prefer working with, I'm sure that he would say Gladys Knight and the Pips! Always excellent, always professional , always satisfied your expectations and Gladys was and is the girl that you always wished was yours. And you knew all of the songs.
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dragonlady60 8 8
I love this song
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dragonlady60 8 8
Train to Georgia dedicated to BRUCE..RIP LOVE U XOXO
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dragonlady60 8 8
Sing it Gladys
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Neither one of us..
Love this song...
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She took the show from Diana Ross when she opened up for her back in the day. Yes she did!!!!!
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Love all your music and the PIPs
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Love Me Some Gladys
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My girl!!!!!!
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always sends chills thru my soul when I hear her sing...a true class act above you gladys!
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she is just the best
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Gladys Knight wa the whitne of her time
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In my view, Gladys Knight has the greatest female voice in history. Her power, control and phrasing are unparalleled . She oozed sensuality and soul like no other. A national treasure.
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Gladys Knight please believe it
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Gladys is an especial singer; somehow she connects in with each person in her audience in a most intimate way! Feels like a friend who you have know for years; an in a way she is! Was at a show June 5, her voice is incredibly as awesome as 40 yrs ago; only with greater control and smoothness! Love you Lady Gladys!
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Best singer ever
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I tried with all my might.....I think I've LOST this fight!
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I don't wanna do wrong, but it's been so long....
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Gladys. Without. The pips!!! Bad. Sister.
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we lost marvin sam mary fontella but we still have gladys than god she still performs her in dc
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Oh yeah the one and only Gladys
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one of the best of old school
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My favorite Gladys Knight & The Pips song: I don't want to do wrong, Friendship Train, On & On! This woman is the epitome of class not to mention she can sing her a** off!
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None better
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Real Great Song!!!!!
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