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Voices Of East Harlem

Formed in 1969 in Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

The Voices Of East Harlem comprised of:

Chuck Griffin (founder)

Anna Griffin (co-founder)

Bernice Cole (music director)

Gerri Griffin (lead vocals)

Monica Burress (lead vocals)

Bernard Graham

Wayne Garfield

Jerome Mack

Elaine Clark

Cynthia Sessions

Kevin Griffin


Claudia Moore

The Voices Of East Harlem were a vocal group formed in the early 70's.

The Voices were, an often, 20-member ensemble whose ages ranged from 12 to 21.

They worked with producers Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield on their recordings for the Just Sunshine Records label.


right on be free - 1970 / the voices of east harlem - 1971 / brothers and sisters - 1972 / can you feel it - 1974

They are best remembered for Leroy Hutson's song / production 'Cashing In' from a 1973 album 'The Voices Of East Harlem'.

Also on the album was 'Wanted Dead Or Alive', a single released in the U.K. by the Low Fat Vinyl label in 1988.

Their 1970 album 'Right On Be Free' featured contributions from Ralph McDonald on congas and Richard Tee on keyboards.

Their 1972 album 'Brothers and Sisters' featured some songs produced by the late Donny Hathaway.

Monica Burruss later recorded and performed as a session and backing singer and as a solo performer, performing under her christian name.

They stated on the sleeve notes 'We know who we are and what we are and we're free'.

Voices Of East Harlem

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Right On Be Free (Elektra Records 1970)

Brothers And Sisters (Elektra Records 1972)

Voices Of East Harlem (Just Sunshine Records 1973)

Can You FeeI It? (Just Sunshine Records 1974)

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