imageFrank Hooker and Positive People were an R&B group from the late ’70s\early ’80s. The group consisted of Frank Hooker (born Frank Ruppert Hooker in 1946), Al Williams, Calvin Charity, Gladys Matthews, Randy Choice, Warren Smith & Willie Vazquez.

imageIn 1979, they released their debut single “Rock Me” which peaked at #82 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

imageA year later in 1980, the group released their second single “I Wanna Know Your Name” which peaked at #33 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart (along with the song “This Feelin’) and #40 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks, making it their only highest chart appearance on the R&B charts.

imageDuring that same year, their third single “Like Brother and Sister” peaked at #62 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

imageIn 1981, Frank Hooker & Positive People’s self-titled debut album was released. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

imageThe group’s fourth single “Ooh Suga Wooga” peaked at #39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart (along with a remixed version of “This Feelin'”) and #79 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if Frank Hooker & Positive People went their separate ways.

In 1987, Frank released his debut gospel album “Hear the World” which peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart.

These days, he is now a pastor. His daughter Nikea is a singer as well. It’s unknown what the other members of the group are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Ooh Suga Wooga,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Feelin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Like Sister and Brother,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Rock Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Wanna Know Your Name,” go to:

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