Cuba Gooding sang lead on hits by the Main Ingredient, including the gold singles "Everybody Plays the Fool" and their remake of "I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely." His sons, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Omar Gooding are TV and film actors. Cuba Jr. starred in the movies Boyz 'N the Hood, A Few Good Men, Outbreak, Judgment Day, and won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in Jerry Maguire. Gooding's agile tenor worked well on the group's pop love songs and their inspirational-themed material, like "Shame on the World," "Rolling Down a Mountainside," and Brian Auger's "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend." Motown alumnus Leon Ware co-wrote two of their best tracks, "Rolling Down a Mountainside" and "Instant Love."