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Gypsies / Flirtations
The Gypsies (members Lestine Johnson and sisters Betty Pearce, Ernestine Pearce and Shirley Pearce)
Old Town 1168 - Hey There, Hey There / Blue Bird - 1964
Old Town 1180 - Jerk It* / Diamonds, Rubies, Gold And Fame - 1965 *written by Sidney Barnes, J.J. Jackson and Randy Stewart a former member of The Fiestas.
The Gypsies (members Viola Billups, Betty Pearce, Ernestine Pearce and Shirley Pearce)
Old Town 1184 - It's A Woman's World (You Better Believe It) / They're Having A Party - 1965
Old Town 1193 - Oh I Wonder Why / Diamonds, Rubies, Gold And Fame - 1966
Caprice 8442 - Look For The One Who Loves You / Oh Girl - 1966
The Flirtations (members Viola Billups and sisters Betty Pearce, Ernestine Pearce and Shirley Pearce)
Josie 956 - Change My Darkness Into Light / Natural Born Lover - 1966 (J.J. Jackson and Sidney Barnes arranged and wrote the songs on this release --- Betty Pearce leaves group)
The Flirtations (members
Festival 705 - Stronger Than Her Love / Settle Down - 1967
The Flirtations (members Viola Billups, Ernestine Pearce and Shirley Pearce)
Parrot 40028 - How Can You Tell Me*/ Someone Out There - 1968 *produced by Arthur "Wayne" Bickerton who previously had sung lead on the 1965 release "Boys / Kansas City" on Cameo 391 by Peter Best - former drummer for The Beatles. Bickerton had later success with the groups The Rubettes and Mac & Katie Kissoon.
Deram 85036 - Nothing But A Heartache / Christmas Time Is Here Again - 1968
Deram 85038 - Nothing But A Heartache / How Can You Tell Me - 1968
Deram 85048 - Need Your Loving / South Carolina* - 1969 *also recorded in 1969 by Inez & Charlie Foxx on Dynamo 138.
Deram 85057 - Keep On Searchin' / I Wanna Be There - 1969
Deram 85062 - Can't Stop Lovin' You */ Everybody Needs Somebody - 1969 *covered by Tom Jones in 1970 on Parrot 40056
Deram 7531 - Give Me Love, Love, Love / This Must Be The End Of The Line - 1970
Polydor 15047 - Hold On To Me Baby / Love A Little Longer - 1972
The Flirtations (members Loretta Noble, Ernestine Pearce and Shirley Pearce)
D & D 5501 - Earthquake / Earthquake (Long Version) - 1977
D & D 103 - Earthquake (8:50) /// Earthquake (Original Version) (6:57) / Earthquake (Instrumental Version) (6:57) - 1983 (12" Release)
Passion 1267 - Read All About It / Read All About It (Remix) - 1986
Megatone Mt-169 - Back On My Feet Again (7:05) / Back On My Feet Again (Reunion Instrumental Mix) (7:05) - 1989 (12" Release)
White Plains / The Flirtations
Collectables Col 043397 - My Baby Loves Lovin' / Nothing But A Heartache* - 1992 *flip by The Flirtations.
Deram 18028 - Nothing But A Heartache - 1969