Today's Love Songs Tomorrow's CD (1990)

Artist: Arthur Prysock

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview


Label Fantasy/milestone
SKU 60072920
UPC 025218915724
UPC 14 00025218915724
Format CD
Release Date 8/28/1990
Author Arthur Prysock
Associated Artist/Work Basie, Count
Associated Artist/Work Sledge, Percy
Technical Info
Engineer Malcolm Addey
Producer Bob Porter
CatalogID MCD-9157-2
Lable Name Milestone (Label)
Released 1988
Original Release 1988
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 34m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00025218915724
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Arthur Prysock (vocals), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone, tuba), Red Prysock (tenor saxophone), Hank Crawford (alto saxophone), Lew Soloff, Alan Rubin (trumpets), Lloyd Wilson, Randy Caldwell, Leon Lee Dorsey, Don Williams, Melvin Sparks (guitar), Wilbur Bascomb (bass), Bernard Purdie (drums).
Personnel: Arthur Prysock (vocals); Melvin Sparks, Randy Caldwell (guitar); Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); Red Prysock (tenor saxophone); Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone); Alan Rubin, Lew Soloff (trumpet); Lloyd Wilson (keyboards); Leon Lee Dorsey (electric bass); Don Williams, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums).
Recording information: Manhattan Recording Studio, NY, NY (12/1987-01/1988).
Photographer: Bill May.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Don Williams; Howard Johnson ; Alan Rubin; Leon Lee Dorsey; Lew Soloff; Melvin Sparks; Red Prysock; Wilbur Bascomb, Jr.; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie.
Arrangers: Hank Crawford; Lloyd Wilson.
Recorded in the twilight of his career, this turned out to be the 63-year-old Arthur Prysock's last album; he retired due to illness a few years later, moved to Bermuda and passed away there in 1997. It was the last gasp of a mini-Renaissance for the veteran chitlin' circuit balladeer, the third album on a Milestone contract that had, at long last, resulted in some recognition by the Grammy voters, if not the music press. Unfortunately, it is the least of the Milestones, for Prysock's deep-pile-carpet bass-baritone was suddenly developing a gravelly frayed edge and problems up high. Five of the nine tracks are with Prysock's own band (with brother Red on tenor sax), as had been the practice during his Milestone sessions. For the rest, producer Bob Porter brought in some heavyweight help (Hank Crawford, Howard Johnson, Melvin Sparks, Bernard Purdie). Things don't start off too well; on "After the Lovin,'" Prysock sounds very much like Engelbert Humperdinck in certain passages -- and almost as bland -- and he doesn't have much to say about "You Are So Beautiful." He does hit a stride of sorts with the loping swing of "Got to Get You Out of My Mind" -- with Sparks' B.B. King-like guitar licks pointing the way -- and despite his vocal problems, through sheer wile and guile, he makes "It's All in the Game" worth hearing. And at least the last track on the last album, Prysock's own "All My Lovin' Was in Vain," has a cocky, insouciant feeling that sends his recording career out on a high. ~ Richard S. Ginell
Disc 1
1 After The Lovin'
2 You Are So Beautiful
3 Got To Get You Off My Mind
4 At This Moment
5 It's All In The Game
6 Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart
7 How Did She Look
8 Rock Me Baby
9 All My Lovin' Was In Vain

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
amitcj $20.05 + $3.16 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (TODAYS LOVE SONGS TOMORROWS BLUES)
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $48.01 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$20.05 + $3.16 shipping
Earn 21 ($0.21) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: CD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  amitcj
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™