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New York City I'm Doin' Fine Now - A Golden Classics Edition

I'm Doin' Fine Now - A Golden Classics Edition
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CD Details

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  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

The four members of New York City had each sung with different Doo-Wop, Soul and R&B groups before they joined together as Tri-Boro Exchange, and then named themselves after their home town. They scored their biggest hit with "I'm Doing Fine Now", "Make Me Twice The Man" and "Quick, Fast, In a Hurry", all of which are included in this disc.

Tracks:

  • 1.I'm Doin' Fine Now
  • 2.Make Me Twice The Man
  • 3.By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  • 4.Happiness Is
  • 5.I've Had Enough
  • 6.Sanity
  • 7.Set The Record Straight
  • 8.Got To Get You Back Into My Life
  • 9.Quick, Fast, In A Hurry
  • 10.Hang On Sloopy
  • 11.Darling Take Me Back
  • 12.Do You Remember Yesterday
  • 13.Reach Out
  • 14.Take My Hand
  • 15.Can't Go On Without You
  • 16.Love Is What You Make It

Product Description:

Recorded between 1973-1974.
Liner Note Author: David Nathan.
Unknown Contributor Roles: John Brown ; Ed Shell; Tim McQueen; New York City.
This CD is a fine compilation centered around tracks from New York City's debut Chelsea Records LP. The Thom Bell productions mimic the sides he was creating for the Spinners and others. Bell uses female backing like he did with the Spinners, at times making them more prominent in the mix than the group members. New York City's lead singer Tim McQueen has an expressive voice suitable for pop and sounds comfortable with Bell's orchestrations. The group's roots, however, were heavy in doo wop, as member John Brown sang with the Five Satins. "I'm Doing Fine Now" invaded the pop Top 20, nesting at number 17. Thom Bell and Linda Creed's "Quick, Fast, in a Hurry" sounds too formulaic; its chart progress halted at number 79. McQueen wrote their third release, "Make Me Twice the Man" which fared worse at number 97; yet this was more New York City's sound than Bell Productions'. Both of the above pop flops reached higher rungs on Billboard's R&B chart. "Uncle James" has to be a Spinners reject. The song has Philippe Wynne written all over it; all it's missing is a Wynne-type testifying sermon. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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Rating 4.0 I'm Doin' Fine Now/Quick Fast in a Hurry/Happiness Is/Darling Take Me Back Music Lover: from Chicago, Illinois -- April, 27, 2004

The four tracks listed above "I'm Doin' Fine Now", "Quick, Fast In A Hurry", "Happiness Is", and "Darling Take Me Back" were all favorites of mine as a teenager in the 70's. I remember buying the original 45 singles and literally playing them over and over and over because the music was sooooooo good. "I'm Doin' Fine Now" was a shonuff groove mainly because it had that Philly Sound from Thom Bell who produced the majority of The Spinners' music (and I am a die-hard Spinners fan! lol) and also that song helped to heal a brokenhearted 14 year old (myself) when i broke up with my boyfriend. "Quick, Fast In A Hurry" was a jam too, especially the intro of the song, and I loved it. In 1974, when "Happiness Is" was released, it also blew me away, because Thom Bell put his foot in orchestrating and arranging that song...again, it was reminiscent of the Spinners. "Darling, Take Me Back" was a ballad that brought tears to my eyes the same way that "How Could I Let You Get Away" by the Spinners did, and i am soooo happy to finally be able to get this rare but talented group's CD with all the hit songs on them. Big ups to Thom Bell back in the day for crankin' out the hits for New York City, The Spinners, Delfonics, Stylistics and Intruders. Oh, the memories!!!!


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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 9,815
  • UPC: 090431527221
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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