Friday, November 16, 2012

Process & the Doo Rags


Process & the Doo Rags were an 80s R&B group from Buffalo, New York produced by Rick James.

The group consisted of  James Hawkins (who was a former Rick James backup singer), Dennis Andrews, Stacy Lattimore (not to be confused with Stacy Lattisaw), Michael Gibson, and Henry Graham. They were known for their 1950s doo-wop style and their "processed" hairstyles.
In 1985, Process & the Doo Rags released their debut album, "Too Sharp" on Columbia Records, but didn't make the album charts. 
The only single to chart from the album was "Stomp and Shout" which peaked at #73 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
In 1987, the group released their sophomore album, "Colorful Changes" which also didn't make the album charts.
The first single from the album, "I Promise to Remember" peaked at #80 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Call Me Up" peaked at #71 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks and #38 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in October of 1987.

After that, it seems as if Process & the Doo Rags have faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see a fan-made video for "Call Me Up," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Kw-OoH5OU

To see a fan-made video for "I Promise to Remember," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwa2Ot1gbrA

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