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Honoring Larry Cunningham of The Floaters on Soul School Music (427 hits)

Soul School Music on TRIBE Family Channel™ and Marshall Thompson, The Last Man Standing of The Chi-Lites, honoring Larry Cunningham of The Floaters

The honor of your presence is requested to honor the life and legacy of The Floaters’ own, Larry Cunningham.

Join the online celebration of his life with us as we share our fond memories, and listen to The Floaters music, especially our favorite, “Float-On.”
Wednesday, January 16, 2019


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About The Floaters (Wikipedia)

The band was formed by the former Detroit Emeralds' singer James Mitchell, with his brother Paul Mitchell, Larry Cunningham, Charles Clark, and the unrelated Ralph Mitchell. Most of The Floaters were from Northeast Detroit, bordering Hamtramck on Detroit's Eastside.
James Mitchell wrote the band's one major hit, "Float On", with Arnold Ingram and Marvin Willis. The lyrics spotlight each member of the band, who introduced themselves with their name, astrological sign, and ideal type of romantic partner.[1] The song was producedby Woody Wilson. It became a worldwide hit in 1977 on ABC Records, reaching No. 1 on the US R&B chart, No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart (for a single week in August that year).[2]

Follow-ups such as "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (No. 28 Billboard R&B chart) were not as successful. The group continued to record, releasing four studio albums over the next few years.
A new recording of the song "Float On" was recorded in 2001 for the album Still Standing by the group Full Force[1] and Cheech and Chong did a take-off of the song called "Bloat On". The rap group Stetsasonic also did a cover of the song on In Full Gear (1988). The characters from Sesame Street, Northern Calloway (David), Bob McGrath (Bob), Gordon (Roscoe Orman) and Luis (Emilio Delgado) did a parody of the song called "Gimmie Five".

This song was also sampled by Canadian hip-hop recording duo Dream Warriors, in their song of the same name.
Larry Cunningham (born on June 23, 1951) died on January 10, 2019, at the age of 67.


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Posted By: Beverly Black Johnson
Wednesday, January 16th 2019 at 4:27PM
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