Harold Melvin without Bluenotes
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes were a soul group from the 60s/70s and without the Bluenotes backing him up, lead singer Harold Melvin wouldn’t have been shit.
After Teddy Pendergrass was recruited to the group Harold Melvin was replaced as the lead singer but retained top billing. The most successful period for ‘Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ followed under this arrangement until Pendergrass left, partly due to dissatisfaction with the refusal to include him in the group’s name. Pendergrass had a successful solo career but the group never regained the same level of popularity without him. This explains Snoop’s suggestion that Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes would be as useless as a female without a famous rapper.
N.B. The relevance of ‘Pendergrass’ rhyming with ‘bend-her-ass’ to the group’s success is uncertain http://rapgenius.com/2996.
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