Inner Circles / Inter Circle

Cleveland, 1969-72

The Inner Circles were a Cleveland band that included three men and one woman. Boyce Walker and Andrea Nobles were the founding members. The group started out in high school and moved to playing the R&B clubs.

The group recorded two interesting and rare 45s. The first one, cut at John Hicks' Pro Sound studios and released on Hicks' Del Nita label, is a ballad backed with an intense instrumental track that's as much like something that Hicks' garage psych band the Night People might have recorded as it's a soul/funk outfit.

The Inner Circles recorded a second 45 at Boddie and Tom Boddie used his house Soul Kitchen label for the release. In typical Boddie style, the band's name is mispelled as "Inter Circle". This 45 is another excellent funk rock powerhouse.

Mirror-Mirror / Bravura (Del-Nita 1022) December 1971