The Younghearts – 1972 – Do You Have The Time

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One of the best kept secrets of the early 1970’s. The 1972 LP “Do You Have the Time” and its title tune were in my opinion both overlooked and under-promoted. Great lyrics and a song with a true message that is timeless.

This album comes directly form Jamaica. Yeah! Raphy strikes again with another gem from his crates! And as usual the rip is perfect.

This is what I’m talking about when you bring up sweet, sultry Soul music. The title track is just a sick jam from the beginning with some quick hits on the hi hat to the finger snaps to the bumpin bass line and talking vocals intro. There’s an instrumental version of the song at the end of the record. The rest of the songs are also hot, making the whole album an essential listening.

A1 Do You Have The Time (Parts 1 & 2) (6:20)
A2 Stop What You’re Doing, Girl (4:25
A3 I Said … To Myself (4:12)
A4 All The Love In The World (2:30)
A5 Wildfire (3:00)
B1 Don’t Crush My World (3:47)
B2 I’m Still Gonna Need You (4:17)
B3 Me & You (4:12)
B4 Look What Your Love Has Done For Me (3:17)
B5 Do You Have The Time (S.K.A.T.T.) (2:08)

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Review by Raphy

What can I say that have not been said about this album?
…………….Simply a MASTERPIECE!…………

Firstly, Do You Have The Time?…..I surely don’t.
That snappy song will keep you rocking & snapping your fingers…But
What’s important is the message it conveys….A very serious song.

Next is the Popular Song, ‘Stop What You’re Doing Girl’. This
Gem Epitomize the sound of the period. Mellow soul strings, with congo
drums playing lightly in the background.

Here comes, ‘I Said…..To Myself’. This is a personal favourite of mine.
What follows next is a deservedly needed change in the tempo, here
we have a jazzy tune called, ‘All The Love In The World’.  Sweet stuff!

‘Wildfire’ is another in between ballad & Up tempo song.
The last track on side A is a well needed Funk, ‘Don’t Crush My World’

Side B similarly replicate what’s on side A. Not to discount the two
Giant Soul/Ballad,  ‘I’m Still Gonna Need You’ & ‘Me & You’.
Finally they signed out with a catchy SKATT version of ‘Do You Have The Time’.

This LP have and will be a favourite for the true Collectors of Raw Soul.

Now my friends, has I put back this gem at the very top shelf, I bid you farewell.


Bio from Soulwalking

The Younghearts were a vocal group from Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. The group members, at various times, were: Ronald Preyer, Charles Ingersoll, Bobby Solomon (b. 19th November 1944. d. 30th May 1975), Earl Carter, Frank Edward Hayes Snr ( b. 19th August 1942, Caruthersville, Missouri, U.S.A. d. 3rd September 2007) and James Moore. The Younghearts line-up changed over the years, however the high standard of their musical output endured throughout the late Sixties and Seventies.
The Younghearts were, originally formed at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles in 1961, by Bobby Sanders and Charles Ingersoll who formed the group under the name of the Extreems, The groups first recording was for the Dorey imprint and was entitled ‘The Bells'(a top ten on the R & B chart).The group toured several times, but eventually the four members went their seperate ways. Bobby and Charles then joined forces with a three girl group called The Blossoms.

This arrangement of artists performed background vocal chores for the likes of Phil Spector, Dobie Gray along with several other notable artists of that era.
In 1967 put together a new group and called them The Younghearts
,  line-up included James Moore, Bobby Solomon, Charles Ingersoll and Ronald Preyer. The groups first record was a song entitled ‘Oh, I’ll Never Be The Same’, which made the Top Ten on the R & B charts. A follow up album entitled ‘Sweet Soul Shakin’ was released in 1968 for the Minit label.The ‘Sweet Soul Shakin’ album included the songs ‘I’ve Got Love For My Baby’, ‘Girls,Girls,Girls’, ‘Sweet Soul Shakin’, ‘Oh, I’ll Never Be The Same’ and ‘Misty’ all of which made the number one slot on the top 5 on the R & B charts at various times between 1968 and 1970.

During that time The Younghearts toured with several famous Soul Artists of that time, including The Temptations, The Dells, The Delfonics, The Moments, The Whispers, The Miracles and The Supremes. During that time Bobby Solomon was replaced by Earl Carter, who was later to be replaced by Marc P. James Moore was then replaced by Brohann. The group then became reduced to three members who were Charles Ingersoll, Ronald Preyer and Bobby Solomon who rejoined the group in 1971.The group then moved to the Avco Embassy imprint for one album and a single release entitled ‘Ooh La We’, which made the R & B Top 20, however Avco never released the album feeling that the sound wasn’t ‘Younghearts’ enough.

The Younghearts then relocated to the 20th Century label and Charles Ingersoll took over the management chores. The group then released the album ‘Do You Have The Time’, which was shortly followed by a second 20th Century outing entitled ‘A Taste Of The Younghearts’ (including musical arrangements from H.B.Barnum).
Several successful singles from each set made the R & B charts, however tour duties in Africa and Australia meant that they could not promote the sets in the way they would have wished. The Younghearts, over the years, earned the nickname ‘The Entertainers’ due to the intense energy of ther performances.

Charles Ingersoll performed with many artists and his vocals can be heard on Sly and the Family Stone’s classic ‘Thank You (For Lettin’ Me Be Myself Again)’. By 1975, the group were writing and producing all of their own material. Sadly, that year, Bobby Solomon died from cancer, at the tender age of 31 years old, and Frank Hayes was drafted in as a replacement.  Signing to ABC Records the group recorded one album entitled ‘All About Love’.  The vocals for the ABC album were undertaken by Charles Ingersoll and Ronnie Preyer and included their version of the Heatwave tune ‘Sho Nuff Must Be Love’ and a cover of the David Gates song ‘If’. Charles Ingersoll then left the group to form his own production company and lost contact with the other group members.

Sweet Soul Shakin’ (Minit 1968)
Do You Have The Time? (20th Century 1972)
A Taste Of The Younghearts (20th Century 1974)
All About Love (ABC 1977)


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  • rich
    Posted at 21:17h, 16 June 2009 Reply

    what a great album thank u nikos and great review trakbuv cant wait for the charles jackson album

  • J
    Posted at 21:55h, 16 June 2009 Reply

    Great title track

  • jean paris
    Posted at 04:58h, 17 June 2009 Reply

    yo raphy and nikos…thks to bring joy and good musics…much respect

  • Chris-T
    Posted at 05:53h, 17 June 2009 Reply

    Nuff thanks fi da one ya Raphy & Nikos.

  • James & Jack
    Posted at 09:11h, 17 June 2009 Reply

    Just brilliant! Many thanks for this!

  • Trakbuv
    Posted at 16:35h, 17 June 2009 Reply

    Wow – Raphy – this is something VERY VERY SPECIAL. I used to own this LP and STILL curse the day I let it go. Why oh why. This has DEEP roots for me – every track takes me to the birth of my love for this music. All innocent and vulnerable, ‘Do you have the time’ took me in its warm cup and gently rocked a wide wide smile on my face. Of course the title track is one of the finest groovers ever written – no messing. But the sounds are so crisp, varied, expertly delivered – Mr Vernon Bullock being an undiscovered genius. Absolutely no duffers, but my perennial faves are ‘Stop what you’re doing’, ‘Wildfire’ and ‘All the love in the world’.

    Many thanks Raphy for reminding me what an idiot I was to exchange this glory for something as meaningless as cash.

  • mellowgangsta
    Posted at 16:54h, 17 June 2009 Reply

    this one kicks hips, feets, heads and souls!!!!!! fantastic sound.
    today is the first summer day since a long time of rain, and this one fits for today nearly perfect. thanx Nikos, thanx Raphy.
    btw Trakbuv, you´re right with everything you wrote, as always:);)

  • Trakbuv
    Posted at 16:55h, 17 June 2009 Reply

    PS. Great well-informed review again – and I didn’t know they made an LP prior to this.

  • Lucas
    Posted at 00:52h, 18 June 2009 Reply

    Superb find! Props!

  • Simon666
    Posted at 07:55h, 18 June 2009 Reply

    Great stuff. love this orchestral soul, thanks a lot 🙂

  • Fernando
    Posted at 13:16h, 18 June 2009 Reply

    Oh my god! another delightful choice. Thanks for posting and sharing these gems with us. It seems education never stops in here…

  • Arkane1
    Posted at 17:17h, 18 June 2009 Reply

    Thank you very much Raphy & Nikos!!! This is a great album!!! Been playin it all morning. Peace! 🙂

  • Zeo
    Posted at 21:46h, 18 June 2009 Reply

    I’ve been looking for this for soooooooo long. thank You!!!!

  • Gabriel
    Posted at 10:00h, 19 June 2009 Reply

    The title track is definitely an overlooked gem. Jazzy, smooth and great lyrics. Thank you guys. Excellent site.

  • Markos
    Posted at 10:07h, 19 June 2009 Reply

    This is one of the best music that came out of the 70’s. Yes Raphy a gem of raw soul. Waiting for more surprises from you soon.

  • rich
    Posted at 21:00h, 19 June 2009 Reply

    my bad trakbuv usually does the review so i am use to thanking him but thanks to ralphy for this one

  • Krisch
    Posted at 22:43h, 19 June 2009 Reply

    Thanks Raphy & Nikos!

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 00:27h, 20 June 2009 Reply

    Great LP!! Much thanks Raphy and Nikos

  • whoknows
    Posted at 02:11h, 20 June 2009 Reply

    daaaaaaaaaaaamn this is great!!! thanks Raphy and big up as always to Nikos! I dont have much time…but i’ll make time to cool out and throw this album on. keep on yall!

  • Raphy
    Posted at 06:57h, 20 June 2009 Reply

    This Lp gave me great pleasure when I was ripping & editing it….
    This as I said in that ‘short’ review, I literally took off the very top
    shelf. However, on the same day when I was about to upload it, I discover someone beat me to it on another site….i was so deflated.The thing is folks, i try very much to upload albums thats not on any blogs or torrent sites….This Blog is & will be the One Stop Research Library on the internet….

    ps. more Great stuff that cannot be found anywhere will be found only here

    Big [email protected]!

  • Martini
    Posted at 16:53h, 20 June 2009 Reply

    I admit that I’ve never heard of The Younghearts until now and I must say that I really like them 😉 the title track is smooth.. nice. thanks Nikos 1nce again!

  • Daddy
    Posted at 22:24h, 20 June 2009 Reply

    Wow! Fantastic post indeed. Raphy, be sure it gave me a great pleasure too. Keep it up bro!

  • Ronald
    Posted at 12:44h, 21 June 2009 Reply

    One of the best blogs on the net! Thank you for the music!

  • bowlisha1
    Posted at 03:00h, 22 June 2009 Reply

    I was listening to The Younghearts first album “Sweet Soul Shakin’1968” when I decided to check out Funk My Soul to see what was cookin’ today. Look a here! It’s Younghearts day! I don’t have this album. I thought I had picked it up along the way but I find I have not. It’s past time I should.

    My thanks to you Raphy for this oh so nice rip and review. I’ll be enjoying The Younghearts all night long tonight. 🙂 Thank you so much.

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 10:34h, 22 June 2009 Reply

    Bow, i was thinking about you lately and here you are! The Younghearts album is great and the title song is superb. i am sure you enjoyed your “Youghearts” night. Any chance to pass a link for their 1968 debut? it’s the one i miss and i do not have the time to search it right now.

  • spc
    Posted at 00:01h, 23 June 2009 Reply

    Wicked LP – I really enjoyed this one, especially the title track! You’ve really made my day!

  • Soulfreak
    Posted at 09:06h, 23 June 2009 Reply

    Soul music at its finest! Thank you Raphy for this extremely awesome contribution!

  • manny
    Posted at 23:18h, 30 June 2009 Reply

    thanks for posting

  • Geewiz
    Posted at 02:47h, 12 July 2009 Reply

    Domo Arigato!!!!

  • Joseph
    Posted at 00:51h, 13 July 2009 Reply

    Superb. Thank you very much.

  • mycalmazzotti
    Posted at 02:52h, 28 July 2009 Reply

    Great record. I’ve never heard it till now. Thanks so much for the post. It made my week!

  • Renee'
    Posted at 00:33h, 28 August 2009 Reply

    Omg, I was so happy to hear the younghearts all over again. I was 9 years old when this record came out and my Mom bought me the 45.

    Wonderful and thanxs for the post!

  • Gerry J
    Posted at 05:55h, 27 September 2009 Reply

    Had the album in the 70’s. Been looking for it for a long time. I hope I will be able to get it. As mentioned it was definitely over looked and under-promoted.

  • M NY
    Posted at 00:20h, 13 November 2009 Reply

    I have been googling this group for years. I remember this album on Saturday afternoons after cleaning and sitting at the table with my fam and dad put it on the player. I still know the songs. I asked a couple of DJ about it and no one knew. Thank you for this. I would like to purchase for my dad. FYI it was under rated. There were plenty songs that should have charted and gone down in soul history as tops. ME and YOU, You and I, I said to myself…

  • Keith
    Posted at 06:35h, 17 November 2009 Reply

    I still have two copies of this on LP,as it was called then. I also have two copies of the Album which followed this one, I was in high school,when this came out, I remember rolling down Crenshaw Blvd. in L.A., Blasting this on my 8 track,with 8 sony speakers and a small amp. the entire album was tight, what memories,glad to hear folks are reconizing some of the great music that was recorded back in the seventies,I still have over 500 albums and many from the seventies, just love the real music.

  • ear3
    Posted at 01:49h, 18 March 2010 Reply

    Excellent Post. Thanks.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 00:30h, 28 June 2010 Reply

    searched for the Younghearts, a link I followed to your site and then searched for A Little Togetherness and your site came up with nothing

  • funky smooth
    Posted at 09:41h, 08 August 2010 Reply

    Please get the younghearts ooh la wee nobody on earth seems to have this song, it was such a silky song man those brothas was blowing.

  • Ms.Kdldy
    Posted at 23:03h, 02 September 2010 Reply

    I’m so glad today, that I found this website article on one of my all time favorite groups from my teenage days called the Younghearts!!! It’s so sad that you cannot find any of the Younghearts wonderful “Sweet Soul Music” on CD format anywhere, as I’ve been looking “high and low” for years to no avail. It’s sad that I had a few of their old albums and 45 singles long ago, but lost them. It hurts me most of all that these talented brothers never got the recognition they deserved like others artists such as: The Delfonics, The Moments, The Stylistics, The Whispers, Etc. over the years. But they stand the test of time to many of us whom loved their wonderful “Soulful Sounds” and remember their hit music, such as Ooh La Wee, Misty, The Lady In Red. I have a wonderful collection of all my teenage heart-throbs groups, but it’s incomplete without anything from “The Younghearts” whoms music truly deserves to be “finally be recognized” on CD’s or downloads. So all I can say is, if you’re a “True Fan”, let’s not give up, because one day we’ll finally be able to purchase purchase their unforgettable music.

  • Your #1 Fan
    Posted at 10:34h, 11 November 2010 Reply

    The Younghearts was the best Soulful group to come out of Los Angeles. Their style was like no other. They were smooth as silk. Their flair was so dynamic. What a voice on Ronnie!! The steps & moves during their performance was right on time.we as fans need more of their soulful music!

  • david mora
    Posted at 19:29h, 02 February 2011 Reply

    As a kid growing up in east los angeles in the 60’s & 70’s I had the pleasure of listening to some great musicial influences. In 1969 when i got out of the Marine Corps and took my wife to a night club in Hollywood on the corner of Hollywood & vine
    called the “Haunted House”. The group playing that night were The Younghearts, when they sang “Ive got love for my baby” , “sweet soul shakin'” & “misty” i knew i,d heard something special. “Silky Smooth”is sandpaper compared to The Younghearts. To The Young Hearts From all of us who had the pleasure of hearing you, Thank you for
    giving us (me) one of the greatest memories of my life. I to am looking for a copy of Sweet Soul Shakin’ to have,anybody who can help me get one i would be forever grateful, contact me @ [email protected]
    Forever Sweet Soul Shakin’ David Mora

  • Jay Holman
    Posted at 23:17h, 11 May 2011 Reply

    I remember The Younghearts when there members were Ronnie, Charles, Bobby and Moe. Though a vocalist myself, I was puzzled as to why these guys didn’t blow up. They had it all. It’s great to see they are still drawing people to their great sound.

  • Jay Holman
    Posted at 23:18h, 11 May 2011 Reply

    I remember The Younghearts when their members were Ronnie, Charles, Bobby and Moe. Though a vocalist myself, I was puzzled as to why these guys didn’t blow up. They had it all. It’s great to see they are still drawing people to their great sound.

  • m
    Posted at 18:35h, 21 May 2011 Reply

    Did the Younghearts ever record “I’m gonna miss you”? Or was this song just part of teir live show?

  • Nikos
    Posted at 20:36h, 21 May 2011 Reply

    I’m not sure but i think they’ve never recorded it.

  • DUCK
    Posted at 02:25h, 28 July 2011 Reply

    Great album. I remember it well. The download brought back lots of memories. I have a question though? Sounds like the recording was done with a microphone at the speaker. Has a serious hollow sound. Can you have it redone?

  • Julius
    Posted at 03:27h, 23 January 2013 Reply

    Greetings, Nikos! So many incredible albums and musicians! Thank you!! By chance, were you ever able to find a good digital copy of The Youngheart’s Sweet Soul Shakin’ ’68 LP? Appreciate your efforts!

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