The Softones

The Softones were an American soul group from Baltimore that released a self-titled album on Avco in 1973, followed by two studio albums and a live disc on H&L in 1977/78. The group’s name was shortened to The Tones for a further album on self-press Criminal in 1983.

Members: Marvin Brown, Steven Jackson, Elton Lynch, Byron Summerville


  • Softones (1973)
  • Black Magic (1977)
  • Brand New Day (1978)

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