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McFadden & Whitehead


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McFadden & Whitehead were an American songwriting, production, and recording duo of R&B, Disco, and Funk music. They wrote and produced some of the most popular R&B hits of the 1970s such as “Backstabbers” for the O’ Jays among others. McFadden & Whitehead were primarily associated with Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International soul music record label. They formed together as a group officially under the name “McFadden & Whitehead” in 1977. The pinnacle of their success came in 1979 with “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now,” which went to #1 on the R&B charts, #13 on the pop charts, sold 8 million records worldwide and was nominated for a Grammy award. After this major hit from their debut album, they scored some moderate hits. However, neither sophomore or third albums drew the same level of attention. Their final single recorded was entitled “Show Me The Money.” The duo was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where they sang their most famous song on an episode in which Oprah featured the top hits of the 1970s. He also had a partner in crime outside of the group Terry Price.


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  • discotequedude

    The "Movin' On" album is excellent!

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Classy Classic

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • healallkillnone


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  • discotequedude

    Their other songs are just as good as their major crossover hit. I like the uplifting lyrical content of "Don't Feel Bad" from the album "I Heard It In a Love Song."

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • rick_chisholm

    Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by Luther Vandross and the Spice Girls i love it

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • drastic67

    yea this use to be the anthem for all blacks

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • factorylashes

    Just bought this brilliant album '12" Dance- The Definitive Collection' and I don't buy albums anymore!;1;-1;-1;202&sku=249769 Thought you guys might appreciate it ('Aint No Stoppin Us Now' is on CD 1 together with other greats like Chic, Cheryl Lyn, The Trammps, etc, etc) and rattles through many of the greatest 12" Dance singles of our time. Ah the memories!

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
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  • ruddii

    Come on people. This song became the black anthem in nyc, pa, fl, mi, dc, well, all over the nation. Perhaps even international! "No negative vibes!" Shout it out and play it loud!

    9 Sep 2008 Reply

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