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The Hues Corporation - Our Story, Our Time

Posted by Wendell Anderson Sr on

The Hues Corporation, a pop and soul trio, began in 1969, under the leadership of its founder, Wally Holmes in Santa Monica, California. The original name, “Children of Howard Hughes” – a pun on famous millionaire Howard Hughes – ran into some legal roadblocks when it came to incorporation. Since he could not legally use the millionaire’s full name, he came up with, “The Hues Corporation.” Under contract with RCA Records by 1972, The Hues Corporation also appears as the awesomely funky soul group performing in a nightclub scene, in the groovy horror Blaxploitation movie, “Blacula.”In 1973, their debut single...

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Wendell Anderson & Friends

Posted by Sarah Anderson on

Wendell E. Anderson, Sr. – At the age of five, Wendell and his family sat around a small black and white TV. The family would watch Uncle Melvin, the first African American to perform on ‘The Ted Mack Amateur Hour.’ After watching Uncle Melvin, Wendell said, “I don’t know how he got in that box but that’s what I want to do-sing.” Wendell’s early years were spent singing in his church choir and neighborhood singing groups. He became a pro at starting singing groups. Wendell experienced his first recording opportunity singing with The Bells of Liberty, his church choir as...

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Natty Entertainment and Media LLC

Posted by Sarah Anderson on

Natty Records LLC aka Natty Entertainment and Media is a homegrown entertainment company with a global strategy was founded in 2010 by Wendell E. Anderson, Sr. Anderson has been the lead singer with The Hues Corporation for more than thirty years though the group has gone through highs and lows. Their hit single, “Rock the Boat” is the most played single from the 70’s. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, music provided Anderson an opportunity to travel the world becoming an exceptional singer/songwriter. Anderson returns to his hometown after decades of life and travel around the world. Building Natty Entertainment and Media is...

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Back to the Stars

Posted by Wendell Anderson Sr on

Back to the Stars is a song inspired by Chinita L. Anderson. Nita Chawla, aspiring artist, said that Chinita inspired her to write the song for the purpose of giving it to Chinita’s mother. Chinita’s mother assembled a team consisting of herself, Wendell E. Anderson, Sr. Julian Johnson, and Susan Patricia Ben to complete production of the song. The song is set to be released during 2020 and will be available on www.nattyrecords.com as well as the other music platforms, Spotify, Amazon, etc. The Back to the Stars logo was designed by Andrea Ploehs, of aplovesdesign, for a t-shirt worn...

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Rock the Boat

Posted by Wendell Anderson Sr on

In 1974, The Hues Corporation scored a massive smash success with “Rock the Boat”; the infectiously bubbly and upbeat tune hit #1 on the Billboard charts, sold a million copies, and remains one of the first major hit disco songs from the 70s. “Rock the Boat” is the band’s lasting legacy. The exquisite pop song is incredibly hooky and has harmonies that went on for days. It led to a new, danceable sound that became a forerunner to the disco beats that would arise soon after.“Rock the Boat” is found on several movie soundtracks, “Roll Bounce,” “Man on the Moon,”...

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