Chris Bartley Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven - A Golden Classics Edition
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Soul singer and guitarist Chris Bartley sang with the Soulful Inspirations and his own group, the Mindbenders, in the mid-'60s before embarking on a successful solo career. This album features his biggest hit, "The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven", which was produced and written by Van McCoy ("The Hustle") and reached #32 on the Pop charts in 1967.
- 1.Gotta Tell Somebody
- 2.Sittin' Pretty
- 3.Baby It's Wonderful
- 4.That's How Much I Love You
- 5.Hooked On You
- 6.I'll Be Loving You
- 7.Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
- 8.Sugar Baby
- 9.You Get Next To My Heart
- 10.For You
- 11.My Baby
- 12.Thanks For Loving Me
- 13.Love Me Baby
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Unknown Contributor Role: Chris Bartley.
A CD clone of Chris Bartley's 1967 LP on Van McCoy's Vando Records. Collectables Records tacked the extra song "Love Me Baby" on to make it a baker's dozen with McCoy writing and producing every track. Bartley scored the first time out with "Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven," a lilting beauty caressed by Bartley's flowery falsetto. The follow-up, the Motown-ish, formulaic "Baby It's Wonderful," flopped, though it probably sounded like a straight hit in the recording studio booming from those big speakers. He's better on "You Get Next to My Heart," the third single, the lilting "Sittin' Pretty," where he displays a honey soaked false voice, and "Hooked on You," a hard-edged up-tempo number where he sings natural and falsetto. Oozing with love is a remake of the Spellbinders' "For You," one of McCoys' best floaters; the up-tempo "Gotta Tell Somebody (About My Baby)" shows he can jam with the right material. Regardless of the tempo, Bartley's always depicted as a love-struck romantic. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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the sweetest thing this side of heaven Music Lover: marvin heavens from norlina, NC US -- March, 26, 2007
being a young airmen in love during the sixties this was one of the greatest songs a guy could have to remind him of his sweetheart back at home.it still does the job if your memory does'nt slip.
- Sales Rank: 16,817
- UPC: 090431559024
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