In the annals of R&B history, the Whispers have earned a solid and memorable position as one of the world’s longest-running vocals groups. Celebrating over 50 years in the industry, they are the cream of soul, embellishing smooth ballads and upbeat dance favorites. As one of the premier R&B groups to ever grace the stage, their musical success can be attributed to a careful balance of soul, disco, jazz, and pop to the delight of millions of fans. They have had 33 top 100 hits and 20 Billboard charted albums over a span of five decades.
The Whispers began their legendary career in 1964 producing a string of hits continuing over the last five decades such as “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong,” “And the Beat Goes On,” “Rock Steady,” “A Song For Donny,” and “Lady.” Their music has been sampled over 131 times and featured in over 600 musical compilations. The group has not made any personnel changes since 1973 when Leaveil Degree replaced Gordy Harmon; they still consist of Walter Scott, Wallace “Scotty” Scott and Leaveil Degree. The passing of Nicholas Caldwell in 2016 left them as a trio, but still stellar and powerful in their stage presence. The Whispers have always been at the forefront of promoting and inspiring social change with such hits as “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong,” “Help Them See the Light,” and “Olivia.” It’s no surprise that in 2020, Walter, Scotty and Leaveil ask the question: “HOW LONG” in their latest single about social unrest.