Jessica Cleaves was a part of groups that played very different types of music. She began with popular 70s R&B group The Friends of Distinction and recorded three Billboard top 40 hits: Grazing In The Grass (#3), Going In Circles (#15) and Love Or Let Me Be Lonely (#6). After leaving The Friends of Distinction she joined Earth Wind & Fire and recorded the love ballad "I'd Rather Have You". After leaving Earth Wind and Fire she joined Raw Silk and was a part of that groups dance hit Do It The Music. Later she joined Parliament/Funkadelic where she can be heard on Funkadelic's hit
"Not Just Knee Deep"
Friends of Distinction - "And I Love Him"
Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music"