Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Harold Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass, Lawrence Brown, Jerry Cummings, Bernard Wilson.
Additional personnel includes: Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli (guitar), Don Renaldo (strings), Sam Reed (horns), Leon Huff (piano), Leonard Pakula (organ), Vince Montana (vibraphone), Ronnie Baker (bass), Earl Young, Charles Collins (drums), Larry Washington (congos, bongos).
Producers: Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff (tracks 1-5, 8-15); Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Harold Melvin (tracks 6-7).
Compilation producer: Leo Sacks.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Includes liner notes by John Sinclair.
This is part of the Legacy Rhythm And Soul series.
Although this 15-track disc is brief, If You Don't Know Me by Now: The Best of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes contains most of their biggest hits and offers a good portrait of one of the finest soul groups of the '70s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine