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The Main Ingredient

The Poets (members Donald McPherson (born 9-July-1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana - died 4-July-1971 cause: Leukemia), Enrique Antonio Silvester (born 7-October-1941 in Colon, Panama --- died ?-November-2006 in New York --- cause: ?), Luther Simmons Jr. (born 9-September-1942 in New York City))

Red Bird 10-046 - Merry Christmas Baby / I'm Stuck On You - 1965

The Insiders (members Donald McPherson, Enrique Antonio Silvester and Luther Simmons Jr.)

Red Bird 10-055 - I'm Stuck On You / Chapel Bells Are Calling* - 1966 *track has identical backing track as the 1965 release "Merry Christmas Baby" by The Poets on Red Bird 10-046.

RCA 47-9225 - I'm Better Off Without You / I'm Just A Man - 1967 
RCA 47-9325 - If You Had A Heart / Movin' On - 1967

The Main Ingredient (members Donald McPherson , Enrique Antonio Silvester and Luther Simmons Jr.) It is said that the group got their unique name after reading the writing on a Coca~Cola bottle!

RCA 47-9748 - I Was Born To Lose You / Psychedelic Ride - 1969 
RCA 74-0252 - Brotherly Love / Get Back - 1969 
RCA 74-0313 - The Girl I Left Behind / Can't Stand Your Love - 1970 
RCA 74-0340 - You've Been My Inspiration / Life Won't Be The Same - 1970 
RCA 74-0382 - I'm Better Off Without You* / Need Her Love - 1970 *a re-recording of their  1967 release as The Insiders on RCA 9225. 
RCA 74-0401 - I'm So Proud / Brotherly Love - 1970 
RCA 74-0456 - Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love) / Magic Shoes - 1971 (after this release Donald McPherson dies of leukemia, but is still featured as vocalist on the next two singles)
RCA 74-0517 - Black Seeds Keep On Growing / Baby Change Your Mind - 1971 (some copies issued with picture sleeve) 
RCA 74-0603 - I'm Leaving This Time / Another Day Has Come - 1971 

The Main Ingredient (members Cuba Gooding (born 27-April-1944 in New York City, Died 20th April, 2017 in Los Angeles), Carl Tomkins and Luther Simmons Jr.)

RCA 74-0731 - Everybody Plays The Fool / Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) - 1972 
RCA 74-0856 - You've Got To Take It (If You Want It) / Traveling - 1972 
RCA 74-0939 - I'm Better Off Without You / You Can Call Me Rover - 1973 

RCA 0046 - Girl Blue / Movin' On - 1973
RCA 0205 - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely* / Goodbye My Love - 1973 *originally recorded in 1973 by Ronnie Dyson on Columbia 45867.  
RCA 0305 - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend* / Why Can't We All Unite - 1974 *also recorded in 1973 by Brian Auger's Oblivion Express on RCA APB0-0085. 
RCA 10095 - California My Way / Looks Like Rain - 1974
RCA 10224 - Rolling Down A Mountainside / Family Man - 1975
RCA 10334 - The Good Old Days / I Want To Make You Glad - 1975 
RCA 10431 - Shame On The World (Short Version) / Shame On The World (Extended Version) - 1975

RCA 10431 - Shame On The World / Lillian - 1975 
RCA 10606 - Instant Love / Let Me Prove My Love To You - 1976 

Tony Sylvester & The New Ingredient (members Enrique Antonio "Tony" Silvester, ...............................)

Mercury 73831 - Magic Touch / Very White - 1976 

Cuba Gooding

Motown 1440 - Mind Pleaser / Where Would I Be Without You - 1978

The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding (members Cuba Gooding, Enrique Antonio Silvester and Luther Simmons Jr.)

RCA 12060 - Think Positive / Spoiled - 1980

The Main Ingredient (members Cuba Gooding, Enrique Antonio Silvester and Luther Simmons Jr.)

RCA 12107 - Makes No Difference To Me / What Can A Miracle Do - 1980 
RCA 12320 - Evening Of Love / Evening Of Love - 1981 
RCA 12340 - I Only Have Eyes For You / Only - 1981 
RCA 13045 - Party People / Save Me - 1982 

Cuba Gooding 

Streetwise 2214 - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend (6:59) /// Happiness Is Just Around The Corner (4:00) / Hapiness Is Just Around The Corner (Acapella) - 1983 (12"release)

The Main Ingredient (members Cuba Gooding, Enrique Antonio Silvester and Luther Simmons Jr.)  

Zakia ZK015 - Do Me Right (Original) / Do Me Right (Bonus Dub Version) / Do Me Right (Short Version) /// Give Me Your Love / Do Me Right (Instrumental) - 1986 (12" release)Collectables Col 045407 - Spinning Around / Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - 1988
Collectables Col 045557 - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely / You've Been My Inspiration - 1988 

The Main Ingredient (members Cuba Gooding, Enrique Antonio Silvester and Jerome Jackson)  

Polydor 873 582-7 - Nothing's Too Good For My Baby / I Can't Go For That* - 1989 *Also recorded in 1981 by Darryl Hall & John Oates on RCA PB-12357.   

Cuba Gooding 

Ichiban 635 - My One And Only Love / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love - 1994  

The Main Ingredient (members Enrique Antonio Silvester, Luther Simmons Jr. and Carlton Blount) 2001 line-up. 

Additions by Mike Stewart, and Bosko Asanovic