Never ever ever
Family Brown: "Never Had a Love" (United Artists, 1977)
Did someone sample this recently? It's been stuck in my head for a few days. (EDIT: figured it out, somebody did sample it. Pretty forgettable despite a Kurupt verse that starts off very strong.)
The Family Brown was (duh) a family act composed of four Browns and a Lewis. Imaginary World, which this is from, contains a number of strong tracks. I think it was their lone LP, although they also cut a decent boogie 12" years later.
"Never Had a Love" sounds a little bit pre-chipmunked, but maybe Renee Brown just had a high voice. I wish groups still took the trouble to arrange voices the way they cascade and answer here.