Barbara and Brenda

Duo Barbara and Brenda were grouped with proven acts The Platters and Inez and Charlie Foxx in this 1967 promotional ad from Billboard Magazine.  Lee Moses warranted a mention with “Bad Girl”.   The girls were from North Carolina – Barbara Gaskins and niece Brenda Gaskins.  They charted one time on the R&B charts with “Hurtin’ Inside” on Heidi Records – #38 in November of 1964.    Barbara went on to record as Barbara Roy and was the lead singer for Ecstasy, Passion and Pain – a group which would land in the R&B charts a half-dozen times in the 1970’s.