Billy Paul Ebony Woman [Expanded Edition]
- Released: June 5, 2012
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Big Break
- 1.Ebony Woman
- 2.Mrs. Robinson
- 3.The Windmills of Your Mind
- 4.Everyday People
- 5.Lets Fall In Love All Over
- 7.Psychedelic Sally
- 9.Proud Mary
Liner Note Author: Andy Kellman.
Recording information: Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA.
Billy Paul originally recorded "Ebony Woman" in 1959, but it didn't make much noise. It served as the title track for a good, though uneven, mid-'70s release. Paul never equaled the success of "Me & Mrs. Jones," but was a consistent attraction for Philadelphia International in the early '70s. His albums used the same formula as this one -- some adult ballads, one or two dance-oriented tunes, and some in-between numbers that tapped his background as a jazz singer but weren't done in such a sophisticated manner that they angered the R&B faithful. ~ Ron Wynn
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