Ashford & Simpson Gimme Something Real
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- Released: May 18, 2010
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Wounded Bird Records
- 1.Bend Me
- 3.Have You Ever Tried It
- 4.Gimme Something Real
- 5.Can't You Make It Brother
- 6.I'm Determined
- 7.Ain't That Good Enough
- 8.I Need Your Light
Personnel: John Tropea, Jerry Friedman (guitar); Nick Ashford (whistle); Seldon Powell (saxophone); Valerie Simpson (piano); Leroy Pendaris (electric piano); Andrew Smith , Charles Collins (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion); David Carey (percussion).
Arranger: Paul Riser.
This album launched the soul duo Ashford & Simpson on a run of successful Warner Bros. albums. The title track and several other singles utilized the patented formula of gospel-tinged vocals; slick, polished backing; and alternately sentimental or earnest lyrics. ~ Ron Wynn
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