Black Ivory


Don't wanna stop 'cause you struck my mainline
Can't stop this feeling inside my brain
I just can't stop, you're working on the mainline
of my love

Black Ivory, 'Mainline'

Black Ivory is a R&B group from Harlem, which had a number of hits in the 1970s, including “Don’t Turn Around”, “You and I”, “I’ll Find a Way “, “Spinning Around”, “What Goes Around (Comes Around)”, “Will We Ever Come Together”, and “Mainline.” Most well known for a style of soul which features a male falsetto lead vocal, classic Black Ivory can be compared to artists such as The Delfonics, The Stylistics, Blue Magic, The Moments, The O’Jays, Earth, Wind &¬†Fire and Prince. The group also engaged in a fair amount of musical genre-bending and were no strangers to funk and disco. Black Ivory’s recordings have been sampled by numerous hip hop artists including Raekwon, Q-Tip, Nas and 9th Wonder.