13 Oct 2019
The Temptations – 1972 – All Directions

A monster album, the one that put them back in the spotlight and signaled that Norman Whitfield had saved the day. Damon Harris had replaced Eddie Kendricks, and there were many doubters convinced the band was finished. Instead, Whitfield revitalized them via the majestic single, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“. Despite its...
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03 May 2019
Rare Earth – 1969 – Get Ready

Despite the grandiose success of their hit single “Get Ready”, Rare Earth had a discography of brilliant albums…this being one of them. There is a nice rendition of the classic “Tobacco Road” and even nicer version of “Get Ready” (which runs for 20 minutes, entirely...
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28 Apr 2019
Jean Carn – 1978 – Happy To Be With You

The songwriting, production, arrangements, and music are perfectly matched to Jean Carn’s passionate singing. Gamble/Huff put the right amount of restraint on the superb musical backing of MFSB so that Ms. Carn’s vocalization is at the forefront. Her interpretation of each song is so believable,...
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