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The five brothers comprising Tavares -- Ralph, Antone "Chubby", Arthur "Pooch", Perry Lee "Tiny", and Feliciano "Butch" -- scored a string of light soul-pop hits on the R&B charts from the late '70s through the early '80s. The brothers grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, learning traditional folk songs from Cape Verde from their grandparents and doo-wop singing from older brother John, and initially called themselves Chubby and the Turnpikes. They spent most of their time between 1963 and 1973 singing in New England clubs and finally were signed to Capitol. Tavares scored hits with ballads and pop-disco tunes like "It Only Takes a Minute" (their only Top Ten pop hit), "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel," "Whodunit," and "More Than a Woman," the latter taken from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. They continued to score on the R&B charts until 1983, when their safe, polished sound fell out of favor with audiences, the FUNK-wave arrived. I have some of their music that I will also be uploading for your listening pleasures. Please leave requests in the "Visitors Log" (GuestBook), and I'll see what I can do..
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