Silk – 1977 – Smooth As Silk

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I had this treasure on mp3 for a long time, but I couldn’t find the vinyl.
Finally my lucky day came a few days ago.
One of the few soul LP’s at this disco label and seldom seen.
A quality soul LP with harmony vocals, great arrangements, produced by the great David Porter.
One of the albums I always come back and enjoy.

This is @ 320 vinyl rip of my original Prelude record with covers.

Tracks
A1. I Know I Didn’t Do You Wrong (3.35)
A2. Give Yourself to Me (3.08)
A3. Leaving Me (3.59)
A4. Call Me (3.35)
A5. Live While You Can (3.36)
B1. Party Pt. 1and2 (6.21)
B2. Ain’t No Need of Crying (3.29)
B3. On Fire (3.44)
B4. Let Him Go (4.08)

Bonus

Silk (prelude) 1977 LP

Silk was comprised of ex-Independents (Leaving Me) Maurice Jackson and Aaron Eric Thomas, along with Arthur Reid. David Porter (Isaac Hayes old collaborator Soul Man) produced the LP in Jackson, MS, at Tommy Couchs renowned Malaco Studios with mostly Memphis musicians. Except for Porters Southern jerker “Aint No Need of Crying”, Silk members wrote all the tunes, including jewel-case gems “I Know I Didnt Do You Wrong”, which is sweet, gutty, and sincere, and “Let Him Go”, which is lilting and passion-filled. And listeners wont skip past the LPs best dancer, “Give Yourself to Me”, or the uplifting “Live While You Can”.
It is a great record by a great group.

The ’70s R&B trio Silk was one of the many groups to arrive from that genre in the wake of classic Motown and during the heyday of their native Philadelphia scene. The group was never as famous as most of their contemporaries, but they still managed to release two albums before they disbanded in the late ’70s, 1977’s Smooth as Silk and 1977’s Silk.

Not to be confused with 90’s R’n’B  group Silk.

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15 Comments
  • diggaplease
    Posted at 16:33h, 04 May 2008 Reply

    Great! Thank you for your work!

  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 22:10h, 09 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you…..

  • pedro
    Posted at 06:52h, 27 May 2008 Reply

    another great site with the pure sound of at it’s best

  • soulboy
    Posted at 01:53h, 22 August 2008 Reply

    sweet music what a band thank you

  • tnor
    Posted at 07:29h, 30 October 2008 Reply

    THANK YOU! I had just recently been blown away by the haunting bedroom ballad “Can’t Stop Turning You On” and was dying to know more: then I came across this post: AWESOME!

  • out2gecha
    Posted at 00:56h, 30 January 2009 Reply

    Recently I’ve been on the lookout for this group. Is it possible this is the group that was formerly “Anglo Saxon Brown” that was produced by Joe Jefferson and Charles Simmons when they were in Philly???

  • A9
    Posted at 00:09h, 04 May 2009 Reply

    Thanks! Yes *out2gecha* I’ve heard also that the group was formed from the group Anglo-Saxon Brown. That group released one LP, which I consider a gem. Thus I still have it.

  • alphabet
    Posted at 22:37h, 27 December 2009 Reply

    Thanks again!!

  • Ricardo
    Posted at 00:51h, 09 February 2010 Reply

    Ooops – I nearly missed this one – thanks for another classic!

  • Jazzwolf
    Posted at 18:51h, 17 May 2010 Reply

    ya~ i c…i’l try it, thx 4 sharing ^_^

  • shab
    Posted at 01:16h, 01 September 2010 Reply

    hey, great find. u think its possible to upload a vid of the song ‘let him go’ on youitube. i will most appreciate if you can. take care.

  • Soulie
    Posted at 13:36h, 25 March 2011 Reply

    Thank You.

    Regards

  • BrianMac
    Posted at 18:15h, 10 July 2013 Reply

    Have you found their self titled album?

  • Nikos
    Posted at 08:57h, 11 July 2013 Reply

    BrianMac, I do not have the vinyl but i do have an MP3 rip if you need it.

    • tony
      Posted at 21:04h, 25 July 2013 Reply

      you can reload the disc? download does not work

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