The Persuasions Street Corner Symphony - Golden Classics
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sku: COL 5235
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Persuasions are Acappella masters. The group may not have had many hits on the charts, but their music has always been enjoyed by a wide audience. Their singing is always fresh, full and exciting - as you'll hear on this selection, you'll feel there's a symphony backing them up!
- 1.Buffalo Soldier
- 2.Good Times
- 3.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
- 4.Tempts Jam (Don't Look Back, Runaway Child, Running Wild, Cloud Nine)
- 5.People Get Ready
- 6.Christian's Automobile
- 7.The Man In Me
- 8.Be Good To Me Baby
- 9.So Much In Love
- 10.Medley (He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother , You've Got A Friend)
The Persuasions: Jerry Lawson, Joseph Russell, Jimmy Hayes, Herbert Rhoad, Jayotis Washington.
Engineers: Edwin Kramer, David Plamer, Eric Malamud.
Includes liner notes by Bim Bam Boom Magazine.
The Persuasions' third album finds the keepers of the doo-wop flame (a major uphill battle back in its day) refurbishing then-contemporary songs like Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me" and Carole King's "You've Got a Friend" in their own gospel-derived style. Similar takes on older R&B songs include the Impressions' classic "People Get Ready," and the Tymes' 1963 hit "So Much in Love," itself a product of an earlier doo-wop revival.
The highlight is a typically gorgeously sung Temptations medley. This makes a seamless connection between the Tempts' '60s soul style of "Don't Look Back," and their early-'70s neo-psychedelic sound of "Cloud Nine."
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