- Released: January 6, 2004
- 1.When I Leave These Prison Walls
- 2.Hymn #9
- 3.T.A. Thompson
- 4.Three Angels
- 5.Good Times
- 6.Buffalo Soldier
- 7.Tempts Jam: Don't Look Back / Runaway Child, Running Wild
- 8.Gypsy Woman
- 9.The Sun
- 10.When Jesus Comes
- 11.Man, Oh Man
- 12.Don't It Make You Want to Go Home
- 13.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
- 14.People Get Ready
The Persuasions: Jerry Lawson, Joseph "Jesse" Russell, Jayotis Washington, Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad (vocals).
Producers: David Dashev, Stan Krause, Eric Malamud.
Compilation producer: Leo Sacks.
Engineers: Edwin Kramer, David Palmer, Eric Malamud, Elliot Sheiner, Ed Sepanski, Buzz Richmond.
Recorded between 1971 and 1972. Includes liner notes by Dave Marsh.
This is part of EMI Records' Heart Of Soul series.
This collection presents many of the finest 1970s soul tunes by the Brooklyn-based vocal ensemble the Persuasions.
Man, Oh Man: The Power of the Persuasions is a terrifc overview of the a cappella group's early-'70s recordings for Capitol. The band was at the peak of their powers during this era, as this stellar retrospective proves. Although Man Oh Man doesn't contain their biggest hits, it does contain some of their best work, including covers of "Buffalo Soldier" and "People Get Ready, " making it a first-rate retrospective and introduction. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine