Silk – 1977 – Smooth As Silk
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.
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)
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.