The Main Ingredient Afrodisiac
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- Released: March 1, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Koch Records
- 2.Where Were You When I Needed You
- 3.I Am Yours
- 4.Work To Do
- 5.Girl Blue
- 6.You Can Call Me Rover
- 7.Something 'Bout Love
- 8.Love Of My Life
- 9.Something Lovely
- 10.Goodbye My Love
The Main Ingredient: Enrique "Tony" Silvester, Luther Simmons, Cuba Gooding (vocals).
Producers: Silvester, Simmons, Gooding.
Reissue producer: Dave Nives.
Engineers: Jim Crotty, Tom Brown Jr., Dick Baxter.
Recorded at RCA's Studio D, New York, New York. Originally released on RCA (LSP 4834). Includes liner notes by Patrick Snyder and Charlie Neal.
Personnel: Cuba Gooding, Luther Simmons Jr. (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Patrick Snyder.
Recording information: RCA Studio D, New York, NY (1973).
Photographer: Nick Sangiamo.
Arranger: Bert DeCoteaux.
Mellow and marvelous best describes this collection. Song for song, this is the most soothing album ever recorded by the Main Ingredient, but it went virtually unnoticed because it lacked a big hit. Cuba Gooding never sounded as smooth; he reminds you of original lead singer Don McPherson on some cuts. Stevie Wonder songs and productions dominate the set. Cuba Gooding, Tony Silvester, and Luther Simmons' renditions of "Superwoman" and "Where Were You When I Needed You" are masterfully executed, and the productions are A-1. "Girl Blue" is a probing, harmonious, understated ballad that could work as a poem. They do justice to the Isley Brothers' "Work to Do," the only mover. These songs speak of mature love situations and not the unrequited adolescent predicaments that monopolized early-'70s R&B. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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