Forest Park, 1966-74
The Endeavors were a soul; group from the Forest Park neighborhood of Cincinnati. They had a 45 on a local label, Empurestate, that was recorded at King. The songs feature vocal harmonies and tight playing. The Empirestate label seems to have been owned by Nick Hudarow and only lasted for the one 45. They are listed as competing in a 1967 battle of the bands held in Middletown.
Around 1970 they either moved to Nashville, or started working there. They made 3 45s for local labels, showing their evolution into southern style funk.
The main songwriter for all the 45s is John Thomas, that's about all we know about the group.
Beware Of Your Friends / I Can't Help Crying - Empirestate No # (Rite 18797/8)
I Know You Don't Want Me / Shattered Dreams - Stop 372, 1970
Sexy Woman / Who? Shaft Where? - Gambit 006, 1972
Goin' Down / Manchild - Gambit 010, 1972