Spin - 11/97, p.1507 (out of 10)
- "...Sease's throwback songwriting and producing skills, along with his honey-dripping vocals, incant such pre-disco -era soulmen as Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor....with the appeal of 'Candy Licker' for female sexual empowerment...it could almost be argued that he was the Godfather of Do-Me Feminism."
Personnel: Marvin Sease (vocals, guitar); Angelo Aiken, James Henry, Rudy Foster, Barry Crawford, Gerry Roberts (guitar); Warren Stephen Jr., Marvin Simmons, Kimber Fuller (horns); Butch Stewart, Charles Owens Jr., Darren Jenkins, Bishop Burrell, Bryan Knight, Rod Greene (keyboards); Grant Hall, Paul Charles, Johnny Harris, Elurie "Tinker" Barfield (bass); Craig Stewart, Tony Crawford (drums); Ivory Semines (drums, percussion); Roger Squitero (percussion); Sam Harkness, Charmaine Yates, Will Downing, Yogi Lee, Jeffrey Smith, Annette Sease, Virginia Walker, Victoria Dewindt-King, Andricka, Rachiim Sahu, Gina Taylor (background vocals).
Producer: Marvin Sease.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Engineers: Michael Marciano, Vince Traina, Kenny Patnaude.
Recorded at Systems Two, Sound Heights, Brooklyn, New York; and Prince Studio, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Marvin Sease as told to Stanley Booth.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Mercury Records/Chronicles Funk Essentials series.
The Best of Marvin Sease is the first comprehensive collection of Sease's best bawdy, funky '70s soul, culled from his four albums for Polygram. Among the 15 tracks are the notorious "Candy Licker" and a single that had never been available on an album prior to this collection. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine