Soul In Harmony:vocal Groups 1967-197 CD (2013)

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Label Kent Music/city Hall
SKU 257974512
UPC 029667240925
UPC 14 00029667240925
Format CD
Release Date 12/10/2013
Technical Info
CatalogID KEN 409
Lable Name Kent
Released 12/16/2013
Original Release 2014
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00029667240925
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: Ady Croasdell; Tony Rounce.
Kent/Ace revive their Harmony soul series with 2013's Soul in Harmony: Vocal Groups 1965-1977, a 24-track collection of little-heard soul from the golden age of harmony groups (six of the tracks are unreleased). Strictly speaking, this collection runs to 1979, not 1977 (that's the date the shimmering "Baby (There's Nothing That You Can Do)" by the Joneses showed up on Spring, and there's a 1984 version of "Once Again" by Nightchill included for licensing reasons), and most of the cuts were recorded somewhere between 1968 and 1971 -- just after the rise of the Impressions and Motown and just before the dominance of Philadelphia International. Appropriately, this music is pitched somewhere between these eras, sometimes riding an effervescent groove but often sounding luxuriously dreamy in its rich harmonies. Often, the sound is more familiar than the names -- the Dramatics, the Pretenders, and the Mad Lads are arguably the most recognizable names here, but there are echoes of the Stylistics, the Impressions, and the Miracles here (the Magnificent 7 cover the latter's "Ooh Baby Baby") -- but there's much to be enjoyed in this, not just because it's comforting to hear this timeless sound performed well, but there are quirks and idiosyncrasies in the group interplay worth cherishing. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 Strange Voice
2 Boom
3 Baby (There's Nothing You Can Do)
4 Since I've Been In Love
5 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
6 We Can Make It Baby
7 Who's the Biggest Fool
8 Just You Wait and See
9 That Day When She Needed Me
10 Be By Your Side
11 Don't Have To Shop Around
12 Anytime That You Want Me
13 Waiting For Your Love
14 Once Again
15 Wait For Me
16 Take Your Time
17 Can't Get You Off My Mind
18 Need Someone To Love
19 Ooh, Baby Baby
20 Love Be Not a Stranger
21 I Won't Stand In Your Way
22 Linda
23 Heavenly Thing
24 I'll Be Waiting
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Label Kent/ace
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