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The Whispers Announce Fall Concerts and Release First Major Radio Single
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 17, 2009


The Whispers

The Whispers Announce Fall Concerts and Release First Major Radio Single

The legendary R&B group, The Whispers, have put the final touches on their first gospel and inspirational CD, Thankful (Kingdom Records) that will hit stores nationally on October 20, 2009.  The smooth first radio single “Thou Art with Me” is winning over gospel and Urban AC radio programmers.  Michael Tee at WXST in Charleston says, “It’s Gospel meets Quiet Storm” while Skip Dillard at New York’s WBLS says, “It’s a really nice song. I could see it in gospel and R&B rotation.” 


According to Radio & Records, the song is the 2nd most added song at Urban AC radio this week –  just behind Brian McKnight’s latest release.


The Whispers and Fred Hammond produced the 10-song CD of original music. “Working with The Whispers was truly a dream come true,” 


Hammond says. “I grew up listening to The Whispers and patterned a large part of my personal vocal style after, who have now become affectionately known as, uncles Scottie and Walter. It was my pleasure to be a part of this awesome God ordained project.”


“We’ve been wanting to do this for ten years. God has been really, really good to the Whispers,” says founding member Nick Caldwell. “He was looking out for us even when we were ignoring Him. He allowed us to live long enough to do this inspirational CD that we want to use to inspire people to get closer to God.”


With almost 50 R&B chart singles, The Whispers are one of the most successful vocal groups in soul music history. Twin brothers Wallace and Walter Scott (aka “Scotty”) formed the group in 1963 with Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson and Gordon Harmon (replaced by Leaveil Degree in 1973). They sang on the street corners of the Watts area of Los Angeles before they earned their first record deal in 1964. The label chief named them The Whispers because of their smooth sound. Since then the group has enjoyed a string of hits that has maintained their position as one of urban music’s top concert draws.


Among their dance-oriented hits are the #1 Billboard R&B chart singles “And the Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady.” Other rhythmic hits include “It’s A Love Thing” and “Keep on Loving Me.” The group has also laid down their share of classic slow jams such as “Lady”,  “Just Gets Better with Time”, “In the Mood” and “Say Yes.”  The Grammy and American Music Award nominated ensemble has earned seven gold or platinum singles or albums, a 2002 NAACP Image Award and they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.


The Whispers will be including a couple of the songs from the new project in their fall tour of concert dates.

The confirmed dates include:


Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. (Tickets $40) Phone: 212-997-4144

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 


Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 10:00 p.m. (Tickets $40) Phone: 212-997-4144

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 


Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. (Tickets $75)Phone: 703-549-7500

The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 703-549-7500 


Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 7: 30 p.m.  (Tickets $52 – $97) Phone: 410-685-5086

The Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD


Saturday, October 31, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m.(Tickets $37.50 – $69)Phone: 516-334-0080

Capital One Bank Theater, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY


November 28, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. (Tickets $70 – $130) Phone: 800-745-3000

Star Plaza Theater, 1-65 at U.S. 30, Merrillville, IN.

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