This two part hymn to the joys of cohabitation is a really strong soul group 45 – should be much better appreciated. The harmonies are on the money and the way the lead vocal is swapped amongst the group members is really well done. The song itself has a good hook as well. What more do you want? The main vocalist was Joseph E Bowden and the 45 was cut in Washington DC. Bowden had been a member of the Infernos and after the Ray-Len 45 he went into the ministry. Details of his later career and recent music can be found on his MySpace page here.
Note - The doo wop combo on Cleveland would appear to be a different group.
Shacking up / Pt 2 ~ RAY-LEN 4557 (1975)