Finished Touch

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According to member Kenny Stover, Finished Touch wasn't really a group at all, just a bunch of guys and gals signed to songwriting contracts with Jobete Music (Motown Records publishing wing) that somebody…
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According to member Kenny Stover, Finished Touch wasn't really a group at all, just a bunch of guys and gals signed to songwriting contracts with Jobete Music (Motown Records publishing wing) that somebody decided to assemble as a studio group to give life to some of the songs the members wrote. Finished Touch's lineup consisted of Stover, Harold Johnson, Michael McGloiry, Larry Brown, and Brenda and Mike Sutton. Their only LP, Need to Know You Better, dropped July 1978, a month prior to the single "Stick n' Stones" b/w "Strokin.''" The LP's ten songs came from the group members' in various combinations or individually.

Stover's "I Love to See You Dance" (Mot-1449) a funk piece that would have hit bigger had Motown shown any interest. Their third single was the same as the second (?) but with a different flip, "Trying to Keep the Habit" (Mot-1453), a Larry Brown/Terri McFaddin tune. Three good singles, but high chart success eluded them.

Two new singles: "Down Sound" and "Roll-Her Skater" from 1979 were last straws; Motown shelved a second album. Finished Touch recorded some good sides even if they weren't a group in the truest sense of the word.