Tuesday, August 09, 2011
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-8th Day
Song:She's Not Just Another Woman
Album:Soul Train 1971
Here's a great song from the Holland Dozier Holland post Motown label Invictus Records. It was a top 20 hit in 1971. It's a very peculiar story. 8th Day was a studio concoction and not a real group. You all remember 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) and their hit Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed. The lead singer of the group was Steve Mancha (real name-Clyde Wilson). So the song is charging up the charts and would reach #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. She's Not Just Another Woman was a track on the 100 Proof album. When Invictus saw that DJs liked the song and started playing it, they didn't want to disrupt the momentum of Somebody's Sleeping In My Bed. So She's Not Just Another Woman was released under the group name 8th Day. It reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. But there was no group. So they put together a group of studio musician to record an 8th Day album. The follow up single You've Got To Crawl reached #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. 8th Day faded after that. The lead singer was Invictus solo artist Melvin Davis. Others included Ron Bykowski of Funkadelic and future jazz musician Lyman Woodard. You can get She's Not Just Another Woman on this Soul Train budget various artists comp from Rhino. It's certainly a very strange story but it's a great song and sometimes hits come from odd places. Here's a video for She's Not Just Another Woman by 8th Day.