The six-member group Free Movement hit in 1971 with "I've Found Someone of My Own," a Top Five pop/Top 20 R&B hit on Decca Records. The group's sound was similar to the 5th Dimension. Godoy Colbert (the Pilgrim Travelers, the Pharaohs), Josephine Brown (the Five Bells of Joy), Cheryl Conley, Jennifer Gates, and brothers Adrian and Claude Jefferson met in Los Angeles and began recording demos. Decca issued the single "I've Found Someone of My Own," which made it to number 20 R&B and number five pop on Billboard's charts in the spring of 1971.
By then, the group had signed to Columbia Records. I've Found Someone of My Own was the title of their Columbia LP, released in January 1972. "The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get)" b/w "Comin' Home" was the follow-up single peaking at number 49 R&B, number 50 pop in early 1972. Another single was a cover of Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With." The group never charted after the second single. ~ Ed Hogan, Rovi