In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band. Written by
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Did You Know?
De La Soul
sampled the "Why do we have to cross over?/Why are niggas always crossing over, huh?/I mean, what's the matter?/They can accept our music as long as they can't see our faces?" dialogue for their song "Patti Dooke" from their 1993 album "Buhloone Mindstate." See more
On the opening number, "I Love Joey", it's obvious that the horns are synthesized, very unlikely in 1965. See more
Can't nobody sang like Eddie King Jr!
Written by Tabou Combo
Performed by Juan Minaya
Courtesy of Kubaney Publishing See more