- Thank You Rev. Marvin Yancy 5:49
Melvin Yancy began his music career in 1971, with The Independents, who were an American R&B vocal group. The band disbanded in 1975, and he focused more on helping his spouse Natalie Cole, with recording and writing songs as her record producer.
This was a powerful musical union because she won Grammy Awards for two songs, and they were in the category of Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 18th Annual Awards in 1976 for the song, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”, and the following year in 1977 at the 19th Annual Awards for the song, “Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady)”.
His only solo release, Heavy Load, was released on January 1, 1985 by Nashboro Records, and this placed at No. 4 on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums.