The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents as part of its on the road "Soul Train Nights" series, the one and only EDNA WRIGHT & THE HONEY CONE. The classic '70's R&B and Soul trio will be singing all their hits including ""Want Ads," "Stick Up," "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show," and many more hits. The show will run for one night only, August 5, at the Los Angeles Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge (7066 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood,
The Honey Cone comprised Carolyn Willis, Shelly Clark and Edna Wright. Formed in 1966 and based in Los Angeles, they were the newly created Hot Wax Records' first signing to that fledgling label. The trio had previous musical experience with Willis previously a member of The Girlfriends; Clark an ex-member of the Ikettes; while Wright was a member of gospel group The COGIC'S. They had been singing together for a short while when they were
spotted by Eddie Holland in 1966 who re-named them Honey Cone. Honey Cone and Hot Wax's debut single, "While You're Out Looking for Sugar," peaked at #26 on Billboard's R&B chart, but the follow-up, "Girls, It Ain't Easy," reached #8 on the same listing. It was their third release "Want Ads", that proved to be their biggest success topping both the R&B and pop chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in
The same year Honey Cone had another #1 R&B hit and #11 pop hit with "Stick-Up," which also sold in excess of one million units. Further chart success continued in 1972 with "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" and "The Day I Found Myself". However all three of Honey Cone's releases in 1973 were not hits. The Hot Wax and Invictus labels then ran into financial problems, despite other hit records they had with Freda Payne, 100 Proof Aged in Soul,
Laura Lee, and the Chairmen of the Board.
Honey Cone split before 1973 ended and the labels folded soon after under increasing debt. Wright went solo, releasing Oops! Here I Go Again (1976) on RCA, and Willis appeared as a backing vocalist on Seals and Crofts hit "Get Closer." In more recent years, Wright has performed across the US with Latari Martin and Melodye Perry, billed as 'Edna Wright and The Honey Cone.'
The Rrazz Room at The Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge
7066 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
Sunday, August 5 at 7:00 PM,
Tickets are $35-$40
800-380-3095 // 415-394-1189