Barbara & The Uniques

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An R&B vocal trio from Chicago, Illinois, USA, comprising sisters Barbara and Gwen Livsey, and Doris Lindsey. Barbara And The Uniques were a minor group who came out of Chicago during the latter part…
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An R&B vocal trio from Chicago, Illinois, USA, comprising sisters Barbara and Gwen Livsey, and Doris Lindsey. Barbara And The Uniques were a minor group who came out of Chicago during the latter part of the soul era in the early 70s. The mainspring of the group was Barbara Livsey, who had earlier been a part of a duo with Mary-Francis Hayes called the Duettes, who recorded some regional hits with the Chicago-based One-derful label in the mid-60s. By the late 60s she had teamed up with her sister, Gwen, and made some singles, one of which, ‘Right On’, received some local play in 1970. The duo added Doris Lindsey to become Barbara And The Uniques. The addition of a third voice boosted their sound, and their ‘There It Goes Again’, written by Eugene Record of the Chi-lites, became a national hit (number 8 R&B) in early 1971. In 1974 the group began recording for Chicago producer Jimmy Vanleer, but the singles and one album that were issued for the Los Angeles-based 20th Century Records all failed. The group broke up in 1975.