First off, I'd like to make mention the passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, aka MCA. What a tragic loss at such an early age; as so many people in my age group, The Beastie Boys were a guiding light for us to dig a little deeper into the obscure world of funk and soul music, a prodding for which I'm eternally grateful. Plus, it was always (and always will be) a party when a Beastie record is on the turntable.
Lovemasters were formed by singer Edith Andrews, from Chicago's south side. Edith formed a group called the Tonettes after high school, and the group was almost signed to Chess but allegedly negotiations fell apart, after which she began the search for a new group. After placing an ad in Chicago's defender magazine, she received responses from male singers, of which Lovemasters began.
The group signed to Jacklyn records, which was run by John Haygood (stepfather of Darrow Fletcher). The resulting record was written for the "push and pull" dance craze, and this record certainly WAS made for the dance floor, although it sounds great ANYWHERE.
LOVEMASTERS - PUSHIN' AND PULLIN'