New Birth began as The Nite-Liters who had a few hits before the formation of New Birth proper, After several line-up changes, the band came together in 1970 with their self-titled debut on RCA. Their second album, Ain’t No Big Thing, But It’s Growing, yielded a minor hit with their cover of Perry Como’s “It’s Impossible”, in 1971.
More and more vocalists were added In 1972, the reorganized group, as a 17-piece ensemble, reached the Billboard R&B top 10 (#4 R&B, #35 pop) with their cover of Bobby Womack and The Valentinos’ “I Can Understand It”. In 1974, the group split from RCA, Fuqua and their management company and signed with Buddah. New Birth’s Buddah debut, Blind Baby, featured the group’s only number-one R&B single, a cover of the Jerry Butler classic, “Dream Merchant”.
Our recordings were acquired directly from James Baker. We have remastered them for your enjoyment.
This is New Birth – “Into Tomorrow”.