The Moments: Al Goodman, Billy Brown, Harry Ray, John Morgan, Mark Greene (vocals).
Willie & The Mighty Magnificents: Willie Feaster (guitar); Bert Keyes (piano); Val Burke (bass); Arnold Ramsey (drums).
Additional personnel includes: Sammy Lowe (conductor); Sylvia Robinson (spoken vocals); Tommy Keith (guitar).
Producers: Sylvia Robinson, Larry Roberts (track 1); Sylvia Robinson, Bert Keyes (track 2); Sylvia Robinson, Nate Edmonds, Kenneth Ruffin (track 3); Sylvia Robinson (tracks 4-5, 9, 15-17); Sylvia Robinson, Nate Edmonds (track 6); George Kerr, Sylvia Robinson (tracks 7-8); Staff (track 10); Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray, Al Goodman (track 11); Al Goodman, Harry Ray (tracks 12-13); Al Goodman, Harry Ray, Walter Morris (track 14); Sylvia Robinson, Tommy Keith, Joey Robinson, Jr. (track 18).
Compilation producers: Scott Galloway, Cary Mansfield.
Recorded between the late 1960s and 1982. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
Audio Remasterers: Chris Clarke; Dan Hersch.
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
The Moments charted regularly on the R&B charts and copped the number three position on the pop charts with "Love on a Two-Way Street." Best of the Moments: Love on a Two-Way Street [Rhino 1996] chronicles a group that underwent some changes before Billy Brown, Al Goodman, and Harry Ray meshed and made the Moments a popular R&B entity. Die-hard fans will notice two omissions: "Girl I'm Going to Miss You," a floater sung by Brown in an aching falsetto, and "Somebody Loves You Baby," the B-side of "Sunday." The inclusion of "I'm Willing" by Harry Ray (one of his solo releases), and an extended version of "Sexy Mama" soften the oversights. Incidentally, Billy Brown sings all the parts on "I Do" -- the lead, the background, and the spoken parts. Essential listening; don't hesitate to add this one to your shopping cart. ~ Andrew Hamilton