About The Hearts
The Hearts refers to two R&B vocal groups -- one formed in New York in the '50s, another a fictional group that appears in the 1976 film "Sparkle." The fictional group comprised Irene Cara (who starred as the title character), Lonette McKee, Philip Michael Thomas, Dwan Smith and Dorian Harewood. In the film, the group performs the song '"Jump." High schoolers Louise Harris, Joyce West, Hazel Crutchfield and Forestine Barnes were originally assembled by Bronx, NY-based Zell Sanders, an aspiring composer who recruited the girls to rehearse her songs. Read more about The Hearts on Last.fm.