Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredients

Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredients
Cuba Gooding Sr. (born April 27, 1944) is an American singer and actor. He is the lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, most notable for its two biggest hits, “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1972) and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” (1974). Gooding also had a brief solo career on Motown Records during the late-1970s and early-1980s. His biggest international success was Brian Auger’s “Happiness Is Just Around the Bend” in 1983, which has in recent times been sampled by several R&B; artists, as well as hitting the charts again as a remix by UK Hardcore Rave group Altern-8 in 1991. In the same year, samples from the song also featured prominently in Bizarre Inc’s single “Playing With Knives”.
Soul Creatures
We are a six-piece mix of eclectic musical backgrounds joined together to produce a modern take on the classic funk pop, rock, and soul vibe. Situated in Houston, Texas with some international roots, our intention is to create incredibly danceable music that simultaneously uplifts the soul. Horns, guitar, bass, and rhythm all come together behind Russ’ powerful stage presence to unify both the band and the audience in a communal good time. Our music will get you moving and our live performances are an event to be experienced. *Funk Heals.