Before taking off on their own in 1969, members of the Originals had long been background singers in the prolific Motown music machine. (For instance, frontman Freddie Gorman helped write the Marvelettes' "Mr. Postman.") However, the Originals' sound was more of a throwback to classic Doo-Wop. Their first hit, "Baby I'm Real," showcased their stunning soulful harmonies that rival any of the classic Doo-Wop bands. As the '70s progressed, the Originals' sound changed with the times. By the end of the decade, they were even recording popular Disco songs, such as "Down to Love Town."