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The Undisputed Truth was a s Motown recording act, assembled by record The Best Of Enemies - Sabbat - Dreamweaver Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. They were introduced to Motown by singer Bobby Taylorand, when The Delicates broke up inthe two began providing background vocals for artists around Motown. Formed inthe group were renowned for their energetic stage performances, and they cut a handful of singles for various different labels before their dissolution in InMotown producer Norman Whitfield - partly as a response to criticism from Temptations fans that he was using the group as his personal plaything - put together Joe Harris, Billie Calvin and Brenda Evans to create his own recording act, The Undisputed Truth.
The group's music and unusual costuming large Afros and white makeup typified the then-popular trend of " psychedelic soul " which Whitfield had inaugurated.
Although they could never recreate the success of "Smiling Faces" they continued to make chart Boogie Bump Boogie - The Undisputed Truth* - Higher Than High throughout the early s.
Innevertheless, dissatisfied with the lack of major success, Brenda Evans left. She was briefly replaced by singer Diane Evans, but both she and Billie Calvin then left. The group went through many personnel changes thereafter, although original member Joe Harris remained with the group throughout.
The group had relatively little success at their new label, and faded into obscurity Boogie Bump Boogie - The Undisputed Truth* - Higher Than High two more albums. The Undisputed Truth nevertheless disbanded in the early s following the collapse of Whitfield Records. Several former members became part of another Norman Whitfield-assembled group, Dream Machine, who had one album released, Dream Machineand two singles, "Don't Walk Away" and "Shakedown", all in They recorded a new version of their song " Law of the Land ", which was released as a 12" single the group's last ever single in Ian Levine has since described it as one of his "favourite ever Motorcity songs".
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