Melvin McArthur Hardin and Hubert Timothy McPherson were cousins from Holly Springs, Mississippi, who traveled to Chicago, where they were discovered by Gene Chandler. Yolanda Hardin (who was Mel Hardin's mother and McPherson's aunt) along with their cousins Walita, Catha, Donny and Darris Maxwell, helped the duo with songwriting and publicity. Yolanda, formerly a singer, signed them to a recording contract with her Bamboo Records, and they recorded their own song, "Backfield in Motion". The record was immediately successful, reaching #3 on Billboard magazine's R&B chart and #10 on its pop chart in 1969. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. Their follow-up record was "Good Guys Only Win in the Movies", which was also the title of their first album. Hardin and McPherson subsequently moved to Stax Records, for which they recorded a second Top 5 R&B hit, the ballad "Starting All Over Again", released in the United States in June 1972. The record climbed to #19 on the Billboard pop chart and stayed on the chart for 20 weeks. Five months after its release, it was their second million seller. It was also the title track of their second album, released in 1972, recorded in Muscle Shoals and produced by Phillip Mitchell. Mel and Tim performed at the Wattstax charity concert that year, but later recordings could not repeat their earlier successes. A self titled release came in late 1973 but with virtually no success. Mel & Tim disbanded shortly after.
Do Right Baby collects all three Mel & Tim albums and includes a bonus folder with some alternates and non-album single sides. All files chronicled, cleanly tagged and mp3 @ 320kbs. Thanks to original uploaders, enjoy.