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- Bob said:
Great album. Lowell George also recorded a great version of ”What Do You Want the Girl to Do?’’...
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- Ethel said:
This LP is exceptional.
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- Bill said:
Amazing stuff. Thanks.
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- Pam11 said:
Right on brother, right on.
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- Rene said:
one of these songs that never get old
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- Joeboy said:
Wonderful album thanks
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- Joeboy said:
Thanks for this Fantastic album
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A landmark album for the O’Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio’s sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album’s overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits “Back Stabbers” and “Love Train“. Tracks A1 When The World’s At Peace 5:21 A2 Back Stabbers 3:07 A3 Who Am I 5:14 A4 (They Call Me) Mr. Lucky 3:20 …
One of Lamont Dozier’s true 70s classics – an amazing album of baroque soul with an undeniable groove – kind of the best aspects of Detroit soul, wrapped up together! The arrangements here are fantastic – a mix of strings and soul that surpasses any of Lamont’s previous albums, and which holds together perfectly throughout. The whole thing’s orchestrated by McKinley Jackson, Gene Page, and Paul Riser, who all do a perfect job of keeping the realness in Lamont’s vocals, while expanding the palette of expression to soul classic possibilities! Tracks A1 Shine 6:08 A2 Put Out My Fire 4:40 A3 Let Me Start Tonight 4:08 A4 All Cried Out 4:36 A5 Intermission 1:04 B1 Prelude 1:25 B2 Rose 5:33 B3 Thank You For The Dream 4:44 B4 I Wanna Be With You 6:00 …
Review by AMG Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Smooth female soul from one of Philly’s hottest female trios – Gamble & Huff‘s big answer to First Choice, and an equally important force in 70s female soul! The album’s got a nice mixture of Philly groove and smoother pop arrangements from the likes of Norman Harris, Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula, and Richard Rome – and tracks include the hit “When Will I See You Again“. Tracks A1 Dirty Ol’ Man 4:33 A2 Can’t You See What You’re Doing to Me 2:31 A3 A Woman Needs a Good Man 4:19 A4 When Will I See You Again 2:58 B1 I Didn’t Know 2:50 B2 I Like Being a Woman 3:56 B3 If and When 7:07 B4 Year of Decision 2:42 The divas of Gamble & Huff‘s Philadelphia International stable, the Three Degrees debuted their self-titled album for the label in …
Review by Richard Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Mr. Magic Man, Wilson Pickett’s first album for RCA after leaving Atlantic, finds Pickett paired again with producers Brad Shapiro and Dave Crawford to craft a smooth, stylish album of Memphis-style soul injected with Pickett’s gravelly tenor and a helping of left-over Philly production. The Wicked One had previously worked with the two at Atlantic as recently as the Don’t Knock My Love album however the sound here is a departure from the up-tempo, funky clav, experimental instrumentation of that previous album. Shapiro, who would later work with Millie Jackson on several classic albums, seems to be working to transition Pickett from the wild, screaming, “Exciting” Wilson Pickett, into a romantic, more mainstream balladeer: “Mr. Magic Man”, if you will. Tracks A1 Mr. Magic Man 3:20 A2 Only I Can Sing This Song 3:08 A3 Love …
Main Review by Soulmakossa Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Full of all the Motown-cum-dirty south hallmarks you’d hope for, Who’s Making Love… is one of soul’s great vocal turns. Equal parts James Brown and Ray Charles, Taylor was really one of the finest vocalists of his time and one of the more charismatic ones to boot. The album kicks off with it’s title track, a real romper of a legendary track and one of the crown-bearers of black soul’s long line of infidelity anthems. The song hints at indictment of the practice, but mostly comes off to my ears like a song about Johnnie Taylor having no problems making love to a housewife while the spouse is out making love to a mistress. The circular logic of the song is just as addictive as the music itself. Tracks A1 Who’s Making Love 2:47 A2 I’m Not the …
Intro Review by Dusty Groove Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos One thing you have to remember about The Dells – they always sound great! Even here, in later years, their sound is superb – a rich, deep approach to harmonies that’s still head and shoulders above most other groups in the business! The production on the set is by Norman Harris and the Harris Machine – and some tracks get a Philly groove on, while others stick in a mellower ballad mode that’s completely dominated by the group. Niceness abounds Tracks A1 Private Property 4:13 A2 God Helps Those (Who Help Themselves) 5:03 A3 I’m In Love (I Can’t Explain What I Feel) 6:07 A4 Don’t Trick Me, Treat Me 4:56 B1 How Can One Man Be So Lucky 4:05 B2 Should I or Should I Not 5:43 B3 Love …
The debut album by the soon-to-be venerable Fatback Band is a mostly instrumental – minus some “What’s Going On” – style exclamations and raps in the background — collection of pure funk grooves. More in the Curtis Mayfield vein of slick and nimble dancefloor fillers than loose Parliament/Funkadelic jams, these nine tracks are concise – only one track breaks the four-minute barrier – and tightly constructed, with little room for exploratory soloing or aimless vamping. The key tracks, however, are the three non-originals, cover choices that might surprise some folks who have never heard, say, Isaac Hayes‘ Black Moses: the Fatback Band strips down any cheesy sentimentality from Glen Campbell‘s Jimmy Webb hit “Wichita Lineman“, Bread’s wimp-rock classic “Baby I’m-A Want You,” and even the moldy oldie “Green Green Grass of Home“, purifying the tunes down to their melodic basics and transforming them into absolutely ravishing deep soul ballads. These …
Main Review by AMG Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos David Ruffin (January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations from 1964 to 1968 (or the group’s “Classic Five” period as it was later known). His was the lead voice on such famous songs as “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg“. Known for his unique raspy and anguished tenor vocals, Ruffin was ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2008.. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his work with the Temptations.. Fellow Motown recording artist Marvin Gaye once said admiringly of Ruffin that “I heard in [his voice] a strength my own voice lacked.” Feelin’ Good is the second solo album …
Intro Review by AMG Main Review by RDTEN1 Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Bloodstone was a key group in creating the shift from the R&B and soul group concepts of the ’50s and ’60s to the funk and black rock ideas of the ’70s and afterward. Bloodstone was a very good funk-soul group using the Hendrix-derived licks of Charles Love and Willis Draffen against multiple percussion ideas to underpin a vocal blend that still owed its soul to gospel and doo wop. Bloodstone received no record company interest in L.A., however, so at the advice of its manager, the group relocated to London in 1971. There, they teamed up with Mike Vernon, founder of the Blue Horizon label, who’d made his bones producing an album with the great Chicago pianist Otis Spann; white blues acts like Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown; and early Euro-rock with Focus. Vernon took Bloodstone into …
In memory of George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) This is George Duke at his Absolute Best!!! But you gotta take the trip with him from “The beginning“, through “Lemme at it” and “Hot Fire“. By the time you get to “Reach For It“, you’re ready to get the party started. After a short intro the record kicks in with “Lemme At It” which is a funk/R&B style with some jazz added in. Dynamite lead guitar playing and then George Duke takes the second solo with keyboards and synth. Most of this disc is sophisticated funk with an incredible group of musicians. “Reach For It” and “Watch Out Baby” are very much like FUNKADELIC/PARLIAMENT records from that time. The track “Omi (Fresh Water)” and “Hot Fire” feature plenty of percussion and more hot guitar playing. The closing track, “Diamonds” continues in a latin-percussion style similar to Santana. …
A rare gem and personal favorite. From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Powell was a heavily gospel-influenced soul artist, who achieved modest success in the 60s and 70s recording for small southern labels. He began his career in the church and singing in gospel groups, and in 1965 began recording for Lionel Whitfield’s Whit label in Shreveport, Louisiana. Powell secured his biggest success in 1965 with ‘C.C. Rider’ (number 1 on the R&B chart), a remake of a 20s blues standard. He obtained another hit with the funky ‘Do Something For Yourself’ (number 21 R&B) from 1966, but his most impressive recording that year was ‘I’m Gonna Leave You’ (number 34 R&B), which with its stinging blues guitar and a shouting gospel chorus ranked as one of the funkiest, most down-home soul records in history. Powell achieved some regional success in 1969 with ‘In Time’, and reached the charts again in 1971 …
Intro Review by Dusty Groove Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip & Research by Mr.Moo Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Our favorite album ever from Tyrone Davis – even if it’s completely different than most of his other work too! The set’s got a wonderfully smooth feel right from the start – a mellow-grooving, slow-stepping approach that works perfectly for Tyrone’s wonderful vocals – pushing them out of their bluesy roots, into a more sophisticated modern soul style that’s mighty nice! The change is a key illustration of the way that Chicago soul was really growing in the 70s – moving into some of the richer territories that you’d find in work from Philly, too – and Davis’ growth on a record like this is a real testament to his maturity as a singer. Tracks A1 In The Mood 4:09 A2 You Know What To Do 5:48 A3 I Can’t …
Intro Review by Eddie Landsberg Main Review by bron31 Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos 1967 seems to have been a good year for Nina Simone. She began the year with her Nina Simone Sings the Blues album and released this album during the Summer Of Love. It featured the same basic musicians as the previous album with Eric Gale and Bernard Purdie. However her musical priorities were somewhat different here. She was not putting quite the same emphasis on her own self written material here. Not only that but she wasn’t laying her heart and soul bare with a sense of instrumental grit and passion. Realizing that old adage of those who won’t hear an angry shout straining to here a whisper she put another side of herself on display with this time. One she was very adept at,but very much in contrast to what had come before. More …
Intro Review by Dusty Groove Main Review by Eddie Landsberg Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A killer album of funk and soul! The group’s got a nice warm sound, with lots of Fender Rhodes and mellow basslines – and they move between sweet ballad soul and sinister funky instrumentals! Best of all, though, they’ve got a great organ player who keeps putting in these nicely produced licks that get all flanged-out in a very groovy way. The whole album’s the kind of lost funky classic we’d love to find on wax – but you’ll have to settle for this CD reissue, because we almost never see the vinyl! Tracks A1 Evolution 5:39 A2 Your Mind 3:48 A3 Natural Juices 6:36 A4 It’s the Music That Makes Us Do It 3:49 B1 Witch Doctor’s Brew 7:25 B2 Funky Junky 5:02 B3 Composition Seven 9:32 For fans of groups like Rasputin …