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Chris Bartley

The Soulful Inspirations (members Chris Bartley ...........................) 1959 group.

The Mindbenders (members Chris Bartley........................................) this was actually The Soulful Inspirations after numerous name and personnel changes --- the group's manager Bill Downs introduced Van McCoy to the group who auditioned for him accapella style. Van McCoy disliked the group as a whole but was impressed by their lead singer Chris Bartley, whom he promptly signed to his newly formed VANDO record label. 

Chris Bartley (born 17-April-1947 in Harlem, New York)

Vando 101 - The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven / Love My Baby - 1967 
Vando 3000 - Baby, It's Wonderful / I'll Be Loving You - 1967 
Vando 3002 - You Get Next To My Heart / For You - 1967 
Vando 14000 - Truer Words Were Never Spoken / This Feeling You Give Me - 1968 
Vando 14001 - I Found A Goodie / Be Mine Forever - 1968 
Buddah 93 - Baby I'm Yours / I'll Take The Blame - 1968 
Buddah 115 - (My Baby's) One Wonderful Girl / I Know We Can Work It Out - 1969  
Musicor 1437 - A Man, A Woman / Tomorrow Keeps Shining On Me - 1971

The Ad Libs (members David Watts, Chris Bartley, ...............................................) This veteran New York group are also managed by Chris Bartley's manager Bill Downs. Chris Bartley joined the group sometime around 1975

Passion.1 - Fortune Teller / Spring And Summer* - 1984 *Chris Bartley lead.

United Kingdom Release Only  

Right On 105 - I See Your Name / (Instrumental) - 1975 

Move - Mis 4 - Baby, I'm For Real* / I Found A Goodie /// Truer Words Were Never Spoken / The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven - 1986 *although released under the name Chris Bartley it is actually The Ad Libs featuring Chris Bartley and Rhonda Hill as lead vocalists on the number. The Ad Libs only original member, David Watts delivers a short opening monologue. Bill Downs produced the session.