Peaches and Herb’s Reunited

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Peaches and Herb Reunited

Rhythm and Blues

The song was written by the team of Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren. They left Motown Records in the 1970s  and traveled to Los Angeles, where they formed their own production company. The year 1979 was a big one for them, as they had #1 hits with Glora Gaynor singing “I Will Survive” and Peaches and Herb’s “Reunited.” Fekaris and Perren also had success that year with Peaches and Herb’s “Shake Your Groove Thing.”

Peaches and Herb released “Reunited” as a single in 1979, backed with “Easy as Pie” and on their 1978 album 2 Hot! For them, it was a sequel, as it were to their cover in 1968 of the song “(We’ll Be) United,” which was originally recorded by The Intruders. It was Top 50 hit for Peaches and Herb. Anyway, “Reunited” went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Billboard R&B chart, Cash Box, and in Canada. It was #2 in The Netherlands and New Zealand, #4 in the U.K. and #8 in Australia.

Peaches and Herb are a duo. There has been only one Herb, who is Herb Fame, the professional name of Herbert Feemster. There have been several different Peaches. The original was Francine “Peaches” Hurd Barker. Linda Greene is Peaches on “Reunited” (and “Shake Your Groove Thing). Fame had retired from the act in 1970, went to the police academy of Washington, D.C., and joined the city’s police department. He re-entered the music business in 1976. Peaches and Herb have continued to tour and perform. Fame says, “I want to work till I die. I don’t believe in retirement.” Go Herb!

Here are the lyrics to “Reunited” by Peaches and Herb:

I was a fool to ever leave your side
Me minus you is such a lonely ride
The breakup we had has made me lonesome and sad
I realize I love you ’cause I want you bad, hey, hey

I spent the evening with the radio
Regret the moment that I let you go
Our quarrel was such a way of learnin’ so much
I know now that I love you ’cause I need your touch, hey, hey

Reunited, and it feels so good
Reunited ’cause we understood
There’s one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited ’cause we’re reunited, hey, hey

I sat here starin’ at the same old wall
Came back to life just when I got your call
I wished I could climb right through the telephone line
And give you what you want so you will still be mine, hey, hey

I can’t go cheatin’, honey; I can’t play
I found it very hard to stay away
As we reminisce on precious moments like this
I’m glad we’re back together ’cause I missed your kiss, hey, hey

Reunited, and it feels so good
Reunited ’cause we understood
There’s one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited ’cause we’re reunited, hey, hey

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Baby

Oh, lover, lover, this is solid love
And you’re exactly what I’m dreamin’ of
All through the day
And all through the night
I’ll give you all the love I have with all my might, hey, hey

Reunited, and it feels so good
Reunited ’cause we understood
There’s one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it…

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