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The Impressions

Band, *1958 US, Chicago
R&B/Soul

The Impressions are an American music group from Chicago, originally formed in 1958. Their repertoire includes doo-wop, gospel, soul, and R&B.The group was founded as The Roosters by Chattanooga, Tennessee natives Sam Gooden, Richard Brooks and Arthur Brooks, who moved to Chicago and added Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield to their line-up to become Jerry Butler & the Impressions. By 1962, Butler and the Brookses had departed, and after switching to ABC-Paramount Records, Mayfield, Gooden, and new Impression Fred Cash collectively became a top-selling soul act. Mayfield left the group for a solo career in 1970; Leroy Hutson, Ralph Johnson, Reggie Torian, Sammy Fender and Nate Evans were among the replacements who joined Gooden and Cash. Inductees into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and

        
Members
PortraitLeroy Hutson
ep *1945 US
PortraitCurtis Mayfield
g, voc 1942-1999 US
PortraitJerry Butler
voc
PortraitArthur Brooks
voc
PortraitFred Cash
voc *1940 US
Joseph Thomas
US
G. C. Coleman
dr, voc 1944-2006
PortraitReggie Torian
voc 1950-2016 US
PortraitSam Gooden
voc *1934 US
PortraitRalph Johnson
voc *1949
PortraitNate Evans
voc
PortraitRichard Brooks
voc *1940
PortraitVandy Hampton
voc *1949
PortraitWillie Kitchens Jr.
Popular Tracks   
People Get Ready on People Get Ready by The Impressions
It's All Right - Single Version on It's All Right by The Impressions
I'm So Proud on The Never Ending Impressions by The Impressions
For Your Precious Love on For Your Precious Love... by The Impressions
Fool for You on This Is My Country by The Impressions
Keep On Pushing on Keep On Pushing by The Impressions
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus on Fool For You by The Impressions
We're A Winner on We're A Winner by The Impressions
Gypsy Woman on The Impressions by The Impressions
We Must Be in Love on Check Out Your Mind! by The Impressions

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Check Out Your Mind! / Times Have ChangedThe Impressions2018Compil.
Ten To One / Minstrel And QueenThe Impressions2017Single
The Best Of The Impressions (The Curtom Years)The Impressions2016Compil.
Rhythm! b/w Star BrightThe Impressions2013Single
Come To My Party & Fan The FireThe Impressions2013Compil.
People Get Ready: The Best Of Curtis Mayfield's ImpressionsThe Impressions2013Compil.
BalladsThe Impressions2013Compil.
He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler & The Impressions2012Compil.
Complete A And B Sides 1961-1968The Impressions2009Compil.
I'm Coming Home For ChristmasThe Impressions2009Album
Movin' On Up: The Music And Message Of Curtis Mayfield And The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield And The Impressions2008Single
Loving Power / It's About TimeThe Impressions2008Compil.
Three The Hard Way / First ImpressionsThe Impressions2008Compil.
People Get Ready - 21 Greatest HitsThe Impressions2008Compil.
Soul ClassicsThe Impressions2008Compil.
Soul LegendsCurtis Mayfield & The Impressions2006Compil.
Check Out Your MindThe Impressions2005Single
You've Been Cheatin' / Be Young, Be Foolish, Be HappyThe Impressions / The Tams2005Single
Best OfJerry Butler & The Impressions2005Compil.
ClassicCurtis Mayfield & The Impressions2003Compil.
First ImpressionsThe Impressions2003Compil.
Definitive Impressions Part 2The Impressions2003Compil.
Get Ready With The ImpressionsThe Impressions2002Compil.
Ultimate CollectionThe Impressions2001Compil.
Got Soul 1960-1973Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, The Impressions2001Compil.
The Best Of The Impressions 1968-1976The Impressions2001Compil.
This Is My Country & The Young Mod's Forgotten StoryThe Impressions2001Compil.
The Young Mod's Forgotten StoryThe Impressions2000Album
For Your Precious LoveThe Impressions2000Compil.
The Best Of Curtis Mayfield & The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield & The Impressions2000Compil.
Indelible Impressions: The Curtom Anthology 1968-76The Impressions1999Compil.
ABC RaritiesThe Impressions1999Compil.
Come To My Party / Fan The FireThe Impressions1999Compil.
The Fabulous Impressions / We're A WinnerThe Impressions1998Compil.
The Greatest HitsThe Impressions1998Compil.
One By One / Ridin' HighThe Impressions1998Compil.
Ultimate Best-From The Curtom YearsThe Impressions1998Compil.
Check Out, A Collection: 1968-1981The Impressions1998Compil.
People Get Ready (The Best Of The Impressions, 1961-1968)The Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield1997Compil.
Come To My Party / Fan The FireThe Impressions1997Compil.
The MastersThe Impressions1997Compil.
First Impressions / Loving PowerThe Impressions1997Compil.
The Very Best Of The ImpresionsThe Impressions1997Compil.
Preacher Man / Finally Got Myself TogetherThe Impressions1997Compil.
Changing ImpressionsThe Impressions1996Compil.
Check Out Your Mind! / Times Have ChangedThe Impressions1996Compil.
This Is My Country / The Young Mod's Forgotten StoryThe Impressions1996Compil.
Further ImpressionsThe Impressions1996Compil.
This Is My Country + The Young Mods' Forgotten StoryThe Impressions1996Compil.
Keep On Pushing / People Get ReadyThe Impressions1996Compil.
The Impressions/The Never Ending ImpressionsThe Impressions1995Compil.
The Best From Impressions On CurtomThe Impressions1995Compil.
It's All RightThe Impressions1995Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Tams & The Impressions1994Compil.
All The BestThe Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield1994Compil.
First ImpressionsThe Impressions1994Single
The Complete Vee-Jay RecordingsThe Impressions With Jerry Butler With Curtis Mayfield1993Compil.
This Old Heart Of MineThe Impressions, The Isley Brothers1992Compil.
This Old Heart Of MineThe Impressions, The Isley Brothers1992Compil.
The Anthology 1961-1977Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions1992Compil.
You've Been Cheatin' / Never Let Me GoThe Impressions1991Single
First Impressions / SunshineThe Impressions1990Album
Greatest HitsThe Impressions1989Compil.
We're A Winner / You Must Believe MeThe Impressions1989Single
Lasting ImpressionsThe Impressions1989Compil.
Something Said LoveThe Impressions1989Single
Definitive ImpressionsThe Impressions1989Compil.
Vintage GoldThe Impressions1988Compil.
I'm So Proud / Grazing In The GrassThe Impressions / Hugh Masekela1988Single
Can't Wait 'Til Tomorrow / Love Workin' On MeThe Impressions1986Album
He Will Break Your Heart / For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler & The Impressions1985Single
Las Grandes Estrellas Del RockSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Otis Spann, The Impressions1983Compil.
Right On TimeThe Impressions1983Compil.
The Harptones / The Impressions / The Cadillacs / The PassionsThe Harptones / The Impressions / The Cadillacs / The Passions1983Compil.
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry / The Impressions / Otis SpannSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee / The Impressions / Otis Spann1982Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Impressions1982Compil.
Fan The FireThe Impressions1981Album
The Best Of Jerry Butler And The ImpressionsJerry Butler And The Impressions1981Compil.
For Your Precious LoveThe Impressions1981Single
Fan The FireThe Impressions1981Album
Oh What A Night / For Your Precious LoveThe Dells / Jerry Butler And The Impressions1980Compil.
SorryThe Impressions1979Album
Come To My PartyThe Impressions1979Album
Shorty's Got To GoJerry Butler & The Impressions1979Single
Maybe I'm MistakenThe Impressions1979Single
Their Greatest RecordingsThe Impressions1978Compil.
ImpressionsThe Impressions1978Compil.
DanceThe Impressions1977Album
Can't Get Along / You're So Right For MeThe Impressions1977Single
The Vintage YearsThe Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler And Curtis Mayfield1976Compil.
It's About TimeThe Impressions1976Album
Loving PowerThe Impressions1976Album
The ABC CollectionCurtis Mayfield And The Impressions1976Compil.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Silent NightThe Impressions1976Single
SunshineThe Impressions1976Single
First Impressions / Loving PowerThe Impressions1976Single
For Your Precious LoveThe Impressions1976Compil.
I Wish I'd Stayed In BedThe Impressions1976Single
Fool For You / This Is My CountryThe Impressions1976Single
You've Been Cheatin'The Impressions1976Single
This Time / I'm A Fool For LoveThe Impressions1976Single
ImpressionsThe Impressions1976Single
OriginalsThe Impressions1976Compil.
You'll Never FindThe Impressions1976Album
Same Thing It TookThe Impressions1975Single
Sooner Or Later / Miracle WomanThe Impressions1975Single
First ImpressionsThe Impressions1975Single
The Best Of The Impressions With Curtis MayfieldThe Impressions1975Compil.
First ImpressionsThe Impressions1975Album
Three The Hard Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)The Impressions1974Album
WendyThe Impressions1974Single
Something's Mighty, Mighty Wrong / Three The Hard WayThe Impressions1974Single
Chart Busters!The Impressions1974Compil.
Finally Got Myself TogetherThe Impressions1974Album
Believe In Me (Creed En Mi)Curtis Mayfield Con The Impressions1974Compil.
Finally Got Myself Together (I'm A Changed Man) / I'll Always Be HereThe Impressions1974Single
People Get Ready / AmenThe Impressions1973Single
Thin LineThe Impressions1973Single
The Best Of Curtis Mayfield With The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield With The Impressions1973Compil.
If It's In You To Do WrongThe Impressions1973Single
People Get Ready / We're Rolling OnThe Impressions1973Single
Preacher ManThe Impressions1973Album
Color Us All Gray / I'm Loving YouThe Impressions1973Single
I Can't Stay Away From You / I'm So ProudThe Impressions1973Single
I Can't Stay Away From You / I'm So ProudThe Impressions1973Single
Preacher Man / Times Have ChangedThe Impressions1973Single
Times Have ChangedThe Impressions1972Album
Gypsy Woman / I've Been TryinThe Impressions1972Single
Our Love Goes On And OnThe Impressions1972Single
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / Johnny B. GoodeThe Impressions / Jimi Hendrix1972Single
This Loves For RealThe Impressions1972Single
The Best Of Jerry Butler And The ImpressionsJerry Butler And The Impressions1972Compil.
I Need To Belong To Someone / Love MeThe Impressions1972Single
Curtis Mayfield Featuring The ImpressionsCurtis Mayfield Featuring The Impressions1972Compil.
Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler) / We Must Be In LoveThe Impressions1971Single
Love Me / Do You Wanna WinThe Impressions1971Single
The Best Impressions... Curtis, Sam & FredThe Impressions1970Compil.
Ain't Got Time / I'm So ProudThe Impressions1970Single
Check Out Your MindThe Impressions1970Single
Check Out Your Mind!The Impressions1970Album
(Baby) Turn On To Me / Soulful LoveThe Impressions1970Single
Amen (1970)The Impressions1970Single
Wherever She Leadeth MeThe Impressions1970Single
They Don't Know - Loves Happening - Choice Of Colors - Mighty, Mighty Spade & WitheyThe Impressions1969Single
My Deceiving Heart / You Want Somebody ElseThe Impressions1969Single
Seven Years / The Girl I FindThe Impressions1969Single
Just Before Sunrise / East Of JavaThe Impressions1969Single
Choice Of ColorsThe Impressions1969Single
The Golden RecordsThe Isley Brothers / James Brown / The Impressions / Clarence Carter1969Single
Say You Love Me / You'll Be Always MineThe Impressions1969Single
The Versatile ImpressionsThe Impressions1969Album
Can't Satisfy / You've Been Cheatin'The Impressions1969Single
The Impressions (Lp Sampler)The Impressions1969Single
The Young Mods' Forgotten StoryThe Impressions1969Album
The Versatile ImpressionsThe Impressions1969Album
This Is My Country / My Woman's LoveThe Impressions1968Single
We're A WinnerThe Impressions1968Single
The O'Kaysions / The ImpressionsThe O'Kaysions / The Impressions1968Single
We're Rolling OnThe Impressions1968Single
We're A WinnerThe Impressions1968Album
We're A WinnerThe Impressions1968Album
This Is My CountryThe Impressions1968Album
WinnersThe Impressions1968Compil.
Don't Cry My Love / Sometimes I WonderThe Impressions1968Single
I Loved And I Lost / Up Up And AwayThe Impressions1968Single
Big Sixteen Vol. 2The Impressions1968Compil.
Soul ImpressionsThe Impressions1968Compil.
Fool For YouThe Impressions1968Single
The Best Of The ImpressionsThe Impressions1968Compil.
Somos Ganadores / Nada Puede PararmeThe Impressions1968Single
The Fabulous ImpressionsThe Impressions1967Album
Little Girl / You Always Hurt MeThe Impressions1967Single
We're A Winner / It's All OverThe Impressions1967Single
I Can't Stay Away From You / You Ought To Be In HeavenThe Impressions1967Single
You've Got Me Runnin' / It's Hard To BelieveThe Impressions1967Single
Falling In Love With You / Since I Lost The One I LoveThe Impressions1966Single
You've Been CheatinThe Impressions1966Single
Too Slow / No One ElseThe Impressions1966Single
Ridin' HighThe Impressions1966Single
Can't Satisfy / Too SlowThe Impressions1966Single
Twilight Time / Mona LisaThe Impressions1966Single
Ridin' HighThe Impressions1966Album
Can't Satisfy / This Must EndThe Impressions1966Single
The Impressions With Jerry Butler And Betty EverettThe Impressions With Jerry Butler And Betty Everett1965Compil.
SoulfullyThe Impressions1965Single
People Get ReadyThe Impressions1965Album
One By OneThe Impressions1965Album
Greatest HitsThe Impressions1965Compil.
Never Could You Be / I Need YouThe Impressions1965Single
Woman's Got SoulThe Impressions1965Single
Keep On PushingThe Impressions1965Album
People Get Ready / I've Been TryingThe Impressions1965Single
Just One Kiss From You / Twilight TimeThe Impressions1965Single
I've Found That I've Lost / Meeting Over YonderThe Impressions1965Single
You've Been Cheatin'The Impressions1965Single
People Get ReadyThe Impressions1965Single
One By OneThe Impressions1965Single
The Never Ending ImpressionsThe Impressions1964Single
It's all rightThe Impressions1964Single
The Never Ending ImpressionsThe Impressions1964Album
I'm So Proud / I Made A MistakeThe Impressions1964Single
Say That You Love Me / Senorita I Love YouThe Impressions1964Single
The Golden Years Of The ImpressionsThe Impressions1964Compil.
You Must Believe Me / See The Real MeThe Impressions1964Single
You Must Believe Me / See The Real MeThe Impressions1964Single
Talking About My Baby / What Kind Of FoolThe Impressions / The Tams1964Single
It's All RightThe Impressions1964Single
Amen / Long, Long WinterThe Impressions1964Single
Keep On Pushing / I Love You (Yeah)The Impressions1964Single
Keep On Pushing / I'm So ProudThe Impressions1964Single
The ImpressionsThe Impressions1963Compil.
Esta Bién "It's All Right"The Impressions1963Single
Talking About My Baby / Never Too Much LoveThe Impressions1963Single
The ImpressionsThe Impressions1963Album
You've Come HomeThe Impressions1963Single
It's All RightThe Impressions1963Single
For Your Precious Love...The Impressions With Jerry Butler1963Album
The ImpressionsThe Impressions1963Album
Sad, Sad Girl And BoyThe Impressions1963Single
Little Young Lover / Never Let Me GoThe Impressions1962Single
I Need Your Love / I'm The One Who Loves YouThe Impressions1962Single
Grow Closer TogetherThe Impressions1962Single
I Need Your Love / Don't Leave MeThe Impressions1962Single
Gypsy Woman / As Long As You Love MeThe Impressions1961Single
Listen / Shorty's Got To GoThe Impressions1959Single
Lovely One / Senorita I Love YouThe Impressions1959Single
Come Back My LoveThe Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler1958Single
The Gift Of Love / At The County FairThe Impressions1958Single
A New Love / That You Love MeThe Impressions1958Single
For Your Precious Love / Sweet Was The WineJerry Butler And The Impressions1958Single
I'm So Proud / Never Let Me GoThe ImpressionsSingle
Senorita I Love You/Say That You Love MeThe ImpressionsSingle
At The County Fair / Young LoverThe ImpressionsSingle
I'm So Proud / It's OkayThe Impressions, The SunglowsSingle
AmenThe ImpressionsSingle
Old School Funk Vol. 9Marvin Gaye / The Temptations / Curtis Mayfield / The ImpressionsAlbum
I need your loveThe ImpressionsSingle
Sad, Sad Girl And Boy / Twist And LimboThe ImpressionsSingle
For Your Precious LoveThe Impressions Featuring Curtis Mayfield And Jerry ButlerCompil.
Keep On Pushing / I Love You (Yeah)The ImpressionsSingle
Can't Satisfy / Never Let Me GoThe ImpressionsSingle
Isley Brothers & The ImpressionsThe Isley Brothers, The ImpressionsCompil.
Keep On Pushing / We're A WinnerThe ImpressionsSingle
I'm Still Waitin'The ImpressionsSingle
Thin Line / But If It's In You To Do WrongThe ImpressionsSingle
Merry Christmas / Happy New YearThe ImpressionsSingle
Choice Of ColorsThe ImpressionsSingle
I'm So Proud / My Deceiving HeartThe ImpressionsSingle
Senorita I Love You / Sunday Kind Of LoveThe Impressions / The HarptonesSingle
Amen / Wherever She Leadeth MeThe ImpressionsSingle
You've Been Cheatin'The ImpressionsSingle
Need To Belong To Someone / Preacher ManThe ImpressionsSingle
Love Me / This Love's For RealThe ImpressionsSingle
Betty Everett And The ImpressionsBetty Everett And The ImpressionsCompil.
I'm So Proud / Don't Be AfraidThe Impressions / Frankie KarlSingle
LP SamplerThe ImpressionsSingle
Gypsy Woman / It's All RightThe ImpressionsSingle
Let 'Em Try / Just Another DanceRosco Gordon / The ImpressionsSingle
Come See What's Left Of Me / Falling In Love With YouBobby Hutton / The ImpressionsSingle
Check Out Your Mind / Turn On To Me (Baby)The ImpressionsSingle
Say You Love Me / AmenThe ImpressionsSingle
Sooner Or Later / Same Thing It TookThe ImpressionsSingle
I'm So Proud / Woman's Got SoulThe ImpressionsSingle
Keep On Pushin' / Gone AwayThe ImpressionsSingle
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