Channel 3 were an R&B act from Chicago, Illinois, featuring
Leonard Mitchell (1st tenor in the Ideals)
Larry Blaiengaine (guitar)
Channel 3 were an obscure 1970’s Chicago soul band, who were signed to the Dakar Records label in the early Seventies.
the sweetest thing b/w somebody else's arms - 1973
The group released one single, the Carl Davis produced, 'The Sweetest Thing' b/w ’Someone Else’s Arm’s’ for the Dakar Records imprint.
'The Sweetest Thing' became a hit on the U.K. Northern Soul scene.
Leonard Mitchell was a member of the Doo-Wop group, the Ideals, before joining this group, bringing The Ideals guitarist, Larry Blaiengaine along with him.
After Channel 3 disbanded, Leonard left the music business, converting to a sanctified religious faith.
The track was also, originally, recorded by Barbara Acklin in 1970.