Versalettes

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This female soul group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, comprised Theresa Legg, Viola Floyd, Kathleen Spates and Vera Regulus. They formed the group in 1961, in the summer before they entered Marshall High…
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This female soul group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, comprised Theresa Legg, Viola Floyd, Kathleen Spates and Vera Regulus. They formed the group in 1961, in the summer before they entered Marshall High School. The Versalettes were discovered in 1963 by Larry Steele, and were soon recorded for the local Witch/Cortland label complex. Before embarking on the studio recordings, the Versalettes added another member, Helen Greenfield. The group’s first record, ‘Shining Armor’ (1963), was something of a local phenomenon. Other notable recordings included ‘True Love Is A Treasure’ and ‘Fisherman’ (the latter was released under the name Trinkets). The Versalettes soon dropped Greenfield and after a long fallow period, they recorded again in Detroit for the OKeh Records label, under the name Little Foxes. Their ‘So Glad Your Love Don’t Change’ (1968) became a British northern soul favourite decades later.