Brother Louie Stories (Kama Sutra, 1973)
Stories was a rock/pop music band from New York in the early 1970s. They went to #1 in 1973 with a cover of Hot Chocolate’s Brother Louie song. If you’ve never heard of them, don’t worry most people haven’t (though they do know the song). Stories has released 7 singles from 1972 to 1974 and none of them charted in the top 40 (three of them not charting at all), but that eighth song, Brother Louie gave them their 15 minutes. The album it wasn’t even originally included on, About Us only reached #29 after Brother Louie was added. Their other two albums, Stories in 1972 charted at an abominable #182 and a completely forgettable #208 for 1973’s Travelling Underground. Sometimes careers are only made by covering someone else’s work. Not the first band to get some attention using someone else’s words….