Made up of the teenage/ preteen siblings of the Goggins (Ricky, Hank & Ronald) and Sudduth (Hedda, David, Wendell) families plus friends Juwanna Glover and Carl Monroe, Chicago's Eight Minutes waxed what is perhaps my favorite so-called "kiddie soul" track after being discovered by their neighbor Doris Jones.
The group played all of the instruments on the records they cut for Jay Pee Records between 68-69. This type of thing seems unfathomable today, especially when one takes into account that a few of their records did well in Chicago.
The group was eventually signed to Perception Records, who released an LP and a few more singles from the group; however, they were replaced with studio musicians for the recordings. A pity, as a major part of the charm of this record is the performance.
THE EIGHT MINUTES - TIME FOR A CHANGE