While Your Out Looking For Sugar – Hot Wax USA 1969
Girls It Ain’t Easy
Honey Cone were an all female trio started in Los Angeles in 1969 already experienced background vocalists: Carolyn Willis was in the Girlfriends and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans; Edna Wright – Darlene Love’s sister was in The Blossoms and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, and Shellie Clark had been an Ikette.
They were signed to Holland-Dozier-Holland’s new Hot Wax label after they had left Motown over a dispute about royalties and share options that never materialised.
1969 ‘Girls It Ain’t Easy’ became a major USA hit and in the USA RnB had further hits 1971 with ‘Want Ads’ and ‘Stick-Up.’ Also: ‘One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show’ (what a great title!) and ‘The Day I Found Myself’ .
1973 saw them disband with Edna Wright going solo.