Born in the late 1940s Chris Bartley grew up near the famous Apollo theatre in New York,which was to have a great deal of influence (obviously) on his career choice. He formed his first group, The Soulful Inspirations, at a very young age and this group later metamorphed into The Mindbenders which got an audition with Van McCoy. Although the group was dismissed, Van McCoy signed the lead singer, Chris Bartley, as a solo artist to his newly formed Vando records. Bartley´s first 45 for the label "The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven" came out in ´67 and was an instant hit. In fact, his first record was also his most succesful and he did not have any further releases that would be as commercially viable as "Sweetest..." However, Bartley cut another four singles for the label and even had a full album out. This is his second 45 for Vando records, released in 1967. Enjoy!
"Baby It´s Wonderful"