THE ESQUIRES II
Valerie B with the V-Funk
It was in 1957 that The Esquires musical group was formed. Today the Moorer family is again generating the energy and excitement of the Original Esquires. Johnny Moorer is the leading member of the group performing out today. Their debut record for Bunky/Scepter was “Get on Up”, (1967) which became a major hit in the United States, peaking at #11 as a pop single but reaching #3 on the R&B charts. Following the release they played Chicago’s Regal Theater and the Apollo Theatre in New York City. Further singles were also successes, and the group released one full-length LP. After five singles on Bunky the group signed a deal with Scepter themselves late in 1968. They later returned to Bunky and then, in 1970, signed with Capitol Records for one single (“Reach Out”) and Lamarr Records in 1971 for “Girls in the City”. They are a beloved and well known group originally helped formed by Harvey Scales, and now consist of Rudy Jacobs of The Seven Sounds, and Johnny Moorer, the son, who continues the musical legacy.
With special guests Buster “P”, Tammy Moorer and Valerie B With V-Funk