The Sylistics include: Russell Thompkins, Jr. (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Norman Harris, Roland Chambers (guitar); Lenny Pakula (piano, organ); Ronnie Baker (bass); Earl Young (drums); Larry Washington (congo); Vince Montana (percussion).
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Russell Thompkins, Jr. (vocals); Norman Harris, Roland Chambers (guitar); Mary Gale (harp); Don Renaldo, Romeo Distefano, Hershel Wise (strings); George Shaw , Jack Faith (flute, alto flute); Rocco Bene (trumpet); Stephanie Fauber (French horn); Bob Moore , Vincent Forchetti (trombone); Lenny Pakula (piano, organ); Earl Young (drums); Vince Montana (percussion); Barbara Ingram, Linda Creed (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
Recording information: Regent Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Sigma Sound Studios.
Arranger: Thom Bell.
The brilliant album that got everything started. Heads turned, people snapped to attention (women especially), and the "sweet" soul fraternity was turned on its head when this five-member group featuring the sugary, sweeping falsetto of Russell Tompkins, Jr. hit the scene with such singles as "Betcha by Golly Wow," "People Make the World Go Round," and "Stop, Look and Listen to Your Heart." His delivery, shimmering style, and brilliant pacing and control temporarily rendered almost every other "sweet" soul vocalist and group speechless; pretty soon, the Delfonics, Blue Magic, Moments, and others would fight back, but in 1972, everyone was playing catchup to The Stylistics. ~ Ron Wynn