Riding the crest of the sweet soul stand-up
vocal groups in the 1970's, Bloodstone arrived with falsetto-led and vocally
harmonized hits, joining the Moments, Chi-lites and Stylistics.
Members of the band included Charles
McCormick (lead vocal/bass
guitar), Charles Love (lead vocal/guitar), Willis Draffin (vocal/guitar),
Henry Williams (vocal/percussion), Eddie Summers (drummer) and Roger Lee
The English producer, Mike Vernon, recorded
Bloodstone in the U.K., and
catapulted the band into the realm of hit makers in the United
Bloodstone's biggest hits came early on, and
included: "Natural High," which made number four on R&B and number 10 pop; "Outside Woman," which made number two R&B and number thirty-four pop; and "My Little Lady," which
made number four R&B and number fifty-seven pop. Only "Natural High" climbed
high in the charts in the U.K., reaching number forty.
In 1982, the group switched to the Isley
Brothers' T-Neck label. Immediately, the band had a Top 5 R&B hit with "We go a Long Way Back." Bloodstone continued to appear on the R&B charts until 1984, the year in
which the band broke up.