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The Main Ingredient

Band, 1964-1977 US, Manhattan
R&B/Soul
A.k.a. The Insiders (4) The Poets (11)

Soul - funk group Led by Bert DeCoteaux They have released 13 albums. The original line-up comprised Donald McPherson (b. 9th July 1941, d. 4 July 1971), Luther Simmons Jnr. (b. 9th September 1942), and Tony Silvester (b. 7th October 1941, Panama, d. 26 November, 2006). They released their first singles as "The Poets" (not to be confused with "The Poets" who had released "She Blew A Good Thing" in 1966). From 1967 to 1970 they called themselves The Insiders (4). Later in 1970 they finally renamed into "The Main Ingredient". Cuba Gooding replaced Donald McPherson in 1971, but left the band in 1978 for a solo career.

        
Popular Tracks   
Everybody Plays the Fool - Remastered on A Quiet Storm by The Main Ingredient
Summer Breeze on Euphrates River by The Main Ingredient
Let Me Prove My Love to You on Shame on the World by The Main Ingredient
Just Don't Want to Be Lonely on Euphrates River by The Main Ingredient
I'm So Proud on Everybody Plays The Fool: The Best Of The Main Ingredient by The Main Ingredient
Something 'Bout Love on Afrodisiac by The Main Ingredient
Rolling Down a Mountainside on Rolling Down a Mountainside by The Main Ingredient
Girl Blue on Afrodisiac by The Main Ingredient
Happiness Is Just Around the Bend on Euphrates River by The Main Ingredient
Work to Do on Afrodisiac by The Main Ingredient

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Instant Love / Work To DoThe Main Ingredient2018Single
Brotherly Love (The RCA Anthology)The Main Ingredient2018Compil.
Happiness Is Just Around The Bend / Evening Of LoveThe Main Ingredient2017Album
Fakin' The Funk / Magic ShoesMain Source / The Main Ingredient2016Single
L.T.D. / Black SeedsThe Main Ingredient2015Compil.
Rolling Down A Mountainside / Music MaximusThe Main Ingredient2014Compil.
Euphrates River / AfrodisiacThe Main Ingredient2012Compil.
Tasteful Soul & Bitter SweetThe Main Ingredient2010Compil.
Shame On The World / I Only Have Eyes For YouThe Main Ingredient2009Compil.
Evening Of Love / Shame On The WorldThe Main Ingredient2008Single
Evening Of Love / Give Some SkinThe Main Ingredient / James Brown & The New J.B.'s2008Album
Spinning Around - The Singles 1967-1975The Main Ingredient2007Compil.
Everybody Plays The Fool / The Best Of The Main IngredientThe Main Ingredient2005Compil.
Everybody Plays The FoolThe Main Ingredient2005Single
We Got UsThe Main Ingredient2001Single
Love Songs Are Back Again / You've Been My Inspiration / Everybody Plays The FoolBand Of Gold / The Main Ingredient2001Album
Pure MagicThe Main Ingredient2001Album
Will You Marry MeThe Main Ingredient2001Single
Greatest Hits - The Encore CollectionThe Main Ingredient2000Compil.
Classics From The WarehouseThe Main Ingredient2000Compil.
A Quiet StormThe Main Ingredient1996Compil.
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely / The SnakeThe Main Ingredient / Al Wilson1989Single
All Time Greatest HitsThe Main Ingredient1989Compil.
I Just Wanna Love YouThe Main Ingredient1989Album
Golden ClassicsThe Main Ingredient1989Compil.
I Just Wanna Love YouThe Main Ingredient1989Album
Nothing's Too Good For My BabyThe Main Ingredient1989Single
Happiness Is Just Around The Bend / Make That Feeling Come Again / Ah-Do ItThe Main Ingredient / Beautiful Bend1987Album
Do Me RightThe Main Ingredient1986Album
My Angel Baby / Just Don't Want To Be LonelyToby Beau / The Main Ingredient1986Single
Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love) / Happiness Is Just Around The BendThe Main Ingredient1986Single
If I Were Your Woman (If You Were My Woman)The Main Ingredient1982Single
I Only Have Eyes For YouThe Main Ingredient1981Single
I Only Have Eyes For YouThe Main Ingredient1981Album
Party People / Save MeThe Main Ingredient1981Album
Makes No Diff'rence To MeThe Main Ingredient1980Single
Ready For LoveThe Main Ingredient1980Album
Think PositiveThe Main Ingredient1980Album
Soca Disco / Everything ManThe Main Ingredient1978Single
Reggae Disco / Everything ManThe Main Ingredient1977Album
Music MaximusThe Main Ingredient1977Album
Super HitsThe Main Ingredient1976Compil.
Instant LoveThe Main Ingredient1976Single
Rolling Down A MountainsideThe Main Ingredient1975Album
Shame On The WorldThe Main Ingredient1975Album
You And Me, Me And You / Of This I'm SureThe Main Ingredient1975Single
Rolling Down A Mountainside / Family ManThe Main Ingredient1975Single
Shame On The WorldThe Main Ingredient1975Single
The Good Old DaysThe Main Ingredient1975Single
Happiness Is Just Around The BendThe Main Ingredient1974Single
Just Don't Want To Be LonelyThe Main Ingredient1974Single
Euphrates RiverThe Main Ingredient1974Album
Summer Breeze / Don't Worry About A ThingThe Main Ingredient1974Single
La Felicidad Nos RodeaThe Main Ingredient1974Single
Main SqueezeThe Main Ingredient1974Compil.
California My Way / Looks Like RainThe Main Ingredient1974Single
Work To Do / You Can Call Me RoverThe Main Ingredient1973Single
Greatest HitsThe Main Ingredient1973Album
Greatest HitsThe Main Ingredient1973Compil.
You Can Call Me Rover / I'm Better Off Without YouThe Main Ingredient1973Single
Girl BlueThe Main Ingredient1973Single
AfrodisiacThe Main Ingredient1973Album
Everybody Plays The FoolThe Main Ingredient1972Single
Bitter SweetThe Main Ingredient1972Album
You've Got To Take It (If You Want It)The Main Ingredient1972Single
Black Seeds Keep On GrowingThe Main Ingredient1971Single
Somebody's Been SleepingThe Main Ingredient1971Single
Spinning AroundThe Main Ingredient1971Single
Black SeedsThe Main Ingredient1971Single
I'm Leaving This Time / Another Day Has ComeThe Main Ingredient1971Single
Baby Change Your MindThe Main Ingredient1971Single
Black SeedsThe Main Ingredient1971Album
Black Seeds Keep On GrowingThe Main Ingredient1971Single
L.T.D.The Main Ingredient1970Album
I'm So Proud / Brotherly LoveThe Main Ingredient1970Single
You've Been My InspirationThe Main Ingredient1970Single
Tasteful SoulThe Main Ingredient1970Single
I Was Born To Lose YouThe Main Ingredient1970Single
Can't Stand Your Love / Somebody's SleepingThe Main Ingredient1970Single
Can't Stand Your Love / The Girl I Left BehindThe Main Ingredient1970Single
Need Her Love (Mr Bugler) / I'm Better Off Without YouThe Main Ingredient1970Single
Tasteful SoulThe Main Ingredient1970Album
Brotherly Love / Get BackThe Main Ingredient1969Single
DemoThe Main IngredientAlbum
You And Me, Me And You / Mr. CreatorThe Main Ingredient / The ApollasSingle
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely / You've Been My InspirationThe Main IngredientSingle
Express SongsJohn Lennon, Pure Prairie League, Lobo, The Main IngredientCompil.
You've Been My Inspiration / I'm So ProudThe Main IngredientSingle
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