from Youngstown, Ohio, the brother-and-sister group The McCrarys began their
career in the gospel field recording their first LP in 1972. However, it was a move into secular music in
1978 that brought the team national prominence in the US when their debut album
for Portrait Records, "Loving Is Living” achieved success, in part due to the
Top 10 R&B hit, ‘You’ which featured one of their champions, Stevie
Wonder. After their label follow-up LP,
"On The Other Side,” the group signed a new deal with Capitol Records in 1980.
of sisters Charity and Linda and brothers Alfred, Howard and Sam, The McCrarys
worked with producer/musician Patrick Henderson (whose roots were also in the
gospel field). With seven tracks credited to various members of the group as
songwriters, JUST FOR YOU included the key cut, ‘Any Ol’ Sunday’ which was
recorded by Chaka Khan in 1981.
with former member of The Crusaders, Wayne Henderson (producer of Ronnie Laws,
Esther Phillips, Side Effect and Pleasure among others), the group’s second
Capitol LP, ALL NIGHT MUSIC fared better.
The track, ‘Love On A Summer Night’ became a Top 100 US R&B hit
single and a constant favourite – and now classic - in the UK with ‘smooth
from a limited Japanese pressing of "All Night Music”, both albums are making
their worldwide CD debut with this SoulMusic Records reissue, which includes
notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring with 2013 quotes from members of the
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