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The Main Ingredient is 1) an American soul and R&B group best know for their 1972 hit song, "Everybody Plays the Fool" and 2) a sample-based hip hop producer born in South Jersey.

Early History

The group was formed in Harlem, NY in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead singer Donald McPherson, Luther Simmons, Jr., and Panama-born Tony Silvester. They made their first recordings for Leiber & Stoller's Red Bird label, but soon changed their name… read more

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  • Avatar for actmed
    love it all
  • Avatar for soulfinger87
    Best Main Ingredient song? Black Seeds Keep On Growing!
  • Avatar for Marxism1
    Good stuff. Little brother sampled "magic shoes" on their "on the way"
  • Avatar for brasmeta01
    Take a trip to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s! Go now: My on line web radio on My MP3 Shared Virtual Disk on 4shared Site:
    This version of I'm So Proud is better than the original by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. An all-time favorite!
  • Avatar for LarkCGN
    Main Ingredient werde not signed to Motown. In their heyday they were signed to RCA! Nevertheless great group! :)

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