The Moments – 1975 – Look At Me

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I noticed that you love The Moments throughout the late ’60s to the late ’70s, the Moments were one of the premier and loved groups in R&B – and keep asking me for more of their albums. So instead of giving you links in the c-box, I decided to post “Look At Me”. You can also dig “With you” album here.

In the spring of 75, the group would release the gorgeous, “Look At Me (I’m In Love)”. Harry Ray’s soft quiet melodic lead with the group’s great harmony background, and with it’s 12 strings and brass and French horn arrangements, makes you want to fall in love, even if you’re not in love !

The arrangements of the song was done by the late great Sammy Lowe (who did the string arrangements on James Brown’s classic hit of 1966, ” It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” and many other hits).

“Look At Me” hit No 1 on the R&B charts for one week. Al Goodman composed the tune on his kitchen table in his home in Hackensack, NJ.

This is a fine @320 vinyl rip of the original Stang record including covers.

Tracks
A1. Look At Me (I’m In Love) 3.08
A2. Got to Get to Know You 3.35
A3. I Feel So Good Again 4.40
A4. I’ve Got the Need 3.47
A5. Come Away with Me 4.40
A6. Girls (French) 3.05
B1. Girls 3.05
B2. When the Morning Comes 3.25
B3. Just Having Your Love 2.47
B4. Look At Me (French)3.08
B4. Beautiful Woman 3.18
B5. Dolly My Love3.08

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When this album was recorded (circa 1974), Billy Brown had been leading The Moments since the virtual beginning of their career.

Only the first single on the group, “Not On The Outside”, did not feature Brown (it was sung by Mark Greene). Billy’s ultra-high, sweet tenor led The Moments on so many great hits, the greatest being “Love On A Two-Way Street”. But at one point Billy and Al Goodman found themselves in need of a third member, and at that same time, Billy came down with a serious ailment of his throat.

The solution was to bring in Harry Ray to sing lead, while Billyconcentrated on backgrounds to give his voice a chance to recover. Thus, the “Look At Me” album featured Ray throughout. The title cut led off the album and hit #1 R&B. As the guys were enjoying tremendous success in the European market, they also recorded the song in French, and Harry did a fine job of infusing his sensuality into the recording. Similarly, the popular club cut “Girls” (featuring The Whatnauts) was recorded in both languages. Ray expresses a very serious, very sincere male viewpoint on the album cuts “I Feel So Good Again” and “Come Away With Me“. These songs would definitely do when the lights are low, but on the other hand, “Got To Get To Know You” is the kind of lively, upbeat number that would have gone over well at the opening of a live performance. “Dolly My Love” was a major hit in Britain.

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51 Comments
  • nikos1109
    Posted at 16:35h, 24 July 2008 Reply

    just to add:

    The Moments on this record : Al Goodman, Billy Brown, Harry Ray(The best and most known line up)

    Original members : John Morgan, Richie Horsley, Mark Greene
    other vocalist : John Moore (Sylvia Robinson’s brother-in –law)

    Unfortunately, The Moments were signed to a small label with one of the worst studios in the business. Stang records, a division of Sylvia’s Robinson All Platinum.

  • Kizza
    Posted at 17:27h, 24 July 2008 Reply

    Yes, we love The Moments! Thanks for another stellar post! Everything you post is magical!

  • FAkeS
    Posted at 21:34h, 24 July 2008 Reply

    Very cool. What best than The Moments. Certainly one of their best releases. Thank you for this.

  • Soul is the Music
    Posted at 21:52h, 24 July 2008 Reply

    The title cut led off the album and hit #1 R&B. As the guys were
    enjoying tremendous success in the European market, they also recorded the song in French, and Harry did a fine job of infusing
    his sensuality into the recording. Similarly, the popular club cut “Girls” (featuring The Whatnauts) was recorded in both languages. Ray expresses a very serious, very sincere male viewpoint on the album cuts “I Feel So Good Again” and “Come Away With Me”. These songs would definitely do when the lights are low, but on the other hand, “Got To Get To Know You” is the kind of lively, upbeat number that would have gone over well at the opening of a live performance.

  • Ben
    Posted at 21:59h, 24 July 2008 Reply

    This is great stuff. Thanks for both soulful albums.

  • k02
    Posted at 23:27h, 24 July 2008 Reply

    Thank you the track look at me know is beautiful

  • Olaf
    Posted at 00:03h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    The Moments is one of the best soulful groups ever!…I grew up listen them! Big up, nikos.

  • pegasi
    Posted at 01:20h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Love this Moments post. The Moments were favorites in the “blue lights in the basement” parties I’d go to as an adolescent. I especially loved the Billy Brown period, with classics like “Sunday,” All I Have,” “Lovely way she loves.” I eagerly wait ’til you post some Moments with Billy Brown.

    Love the blog!

    Keep on keeping on!

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 01:52h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    pegasi, Hell!!Do you know what am i doing right now? i am listening Billy Brown singing “Lovely Way She Loves”!!!!! I like both Billy and Ray and love this wonderful group. There will be a special surprise for you and The moment’s fans. How about all there singles?

  • oak
    Posted at 03:59h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lafayette
    Posted at 04:23h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Fabulous post, bro! :¬)

    Just got back from some nice vacations…just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the kind words – and this fantastic album!

    Talk more soon,
    Lafayette

  • pegasi
    Posted at 04:53h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    What a wonderful gift it will be for Moments fans and fans of your blog if you can post a compilation of the Moments’ hits. The memories this group’s music brings to mind the rare times I hear their music on the radio never fails to bring a huge smile to my face and want to crank up the volume and sing along. I love surprises!

    Any George Kerr posts in the blog’s future?

    Thanks

  • Trakbuv
    Posted at 05:20h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    This, and its predecessor (Those sexy..), are my personal favourite Moments LPs, probably because Harry Ray is more to the foreground than on the earlier platters (he wasn’t an original member). Talking of the poor studio quality – isn’t ‘Dolly My Love’ in mono. Such a shame because the All Platinum sound was so addictive.

    Every track is a stone killer. Obviously the sweet lead single, ‘Look at me’ was glorious, but I was more excited when I found the LP had even better ballads, with ‘I feel so good’, ‘come away’ and ‘when the morning’ being absolutely perfect. Interestingly, the back cover here was the also the back cover to the ‘Those sexy..’ LP here in the UK.

    Another wonderful addition to your amazing blog Nikos.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 07:36h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Ore ite!

  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 07:48h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Excellent!! Thank you

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 10:37h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    pegasi, If i say it, it won’t be a surprise but Jackie Moore Post will be after 5 August. So there’s two surprise posts till then. No covers on the “coming soon” section! Ha!ha! Yes, I will try for more George Kerr! Did you like his work on The Whatnauts?

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 10:45h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Trakbuv, There’s so much trouble with the coves in the UK. i recently bought some UK Chilites albums only for the covers. Completely different (front and back) from the US releases. anyway it is obvious you have a lot of knowledge on the Moments songs (and R’nB music). i like “Those sexy..” Look at me” and “With You”. I think our taste is similar my riend. Thank you for the support. Catch you soon.

  • trakbuv
    Posted at 11:13h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Hi Nikos, just to clarify. ‘Those Sexy Moments’ UK release had the covers (back and front) for the US ‘Look At Me’ release. The UK version of ‘Look At Me’ was actually entitled ‘Sharp’ with totally new pics.

    Yeah, it is a problem sometimes. And even versions change from LP to LP if you listen closely. But, over here in Europe, we were blessed if it was released at all (eg. ‘With You’ and all its 45s were on import only)!!!!

  • G.P.
    Posted at 15:59h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    another excellent choice! Sweet soul gems blog? ha! ha!

  • Rodney
    Posted at 17:10h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    You have completely blown the dust off the soundtrack of my life. I had not heard this in more than 20 years! These songs have triggered memories forgotten. Harry Ray was a good friend of my family. I think he and my mother dated in high school. Thanks for the memories!

  • pegasi
    Posted at 18:19h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    George Kerr’s work with the Whatnauts was great! Their heartache, deep soul stuff one can only hear in Newark, New Jersey (where I’m from) on AM Black radio stations like WNJR and New York’s WWRL. George Kerr also discovered the Escorts, if I’m not mistaken. I’m Puerto Rican and would really appreciate a post or two of some latin soul. Joe Bataan readily comes to mine, but something by Ralfi Pagan (check his version of Bread’s “Make it with you”) or Hector Riveria would be great.

    I’m continually blown away by your generosity in sharing this great music and keeping it alive.

    Keep on keeping on!

  • phatrapper
    Posted at 19:00h, 25 July 2008 Reply

    Thanks Nikos!!

  • Fin
    Posted at 01:09h, 26 July 2008 Reply

    Thank you for another dope one!

  • 2timez
    Posted at 01:27h, 26 July 2008 Reply

    wow good lookin out …..i have been lookin Hi an Low 4 the GIRLS song

  • Savage
    Posted at 02:31h, 26 July 2008 Reply

    so so so sweet!!!!!!btw, you’ve got the most complete collection in the blog community!

  • manny
    Posted at 09:28h, 26 July 2008 Reply

    thanks for posting

  • Son
    Posted at 11:17h, 26 July 2008 Reply

    Many many thanks for this beautiful post.

  • Rio
    Posted at 02:57h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    I love the moments. Wonderful album, nikos.

  • Ronaldo
    Posted at 03:00h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Much respect for this excellent work!!!!!!!!!!

  • fooliver
    Posted at 10:59h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Thx for this dope sharing!!!

  • barry Low
    Posted at 11:22h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Nikos Big Up! enjoying the sweet Moments!!!

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 11:29h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Pegasi, Good Morning from Strasburg, France! This is the beginning of my vacations. I’ve been in San Juan 15 years ago!! I will try for some Latin soul in the near future. Tace care, brother!

  • hooch
    Posted at 17:10h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    many thanks man, great post!
    i still prefer the single version of dolly better than the Lp though.

  • sara
    Posted at 19:13h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    That’s right hooch. Single version is much better. Thnx nikos for sharing your incredible collection!

  • mind
    Posted at 19:42h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Even with Harry Ray on lead (Brown was the top class), the Moments sounded great. thank you.

  • tswift98
    Posted at 21:31h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Thanks for the moments Nikos, you are the best!!

  • Liam
    Posted at 22:21h, 27 July 2008 Reply

    Yeah! This is a sure shot.

  • william
    Posted at 02:13h, 28 July 2008 Reply

    Been after it for a long long time.

  • JJC
    Posted at 11:20h, 28 July 2008 Reply

    love it. The single is amazing. thanks nick.

  • wishniak
    Posted at 21:32h, 28 July 2008 Reply

    yeah – thanks for this one and the singles collection. . its funny; i bought a collection of the 4 whatnauts albums on CD after hearing “introducing..” here. they have Girls (french + eng. versions) on a disc of extra Whatnauts out takes. i guess the stang records archives arent so tight.

  • Lafayette
    Posted at 22:40h, 29 July 2008 Reply

    AWESOME!

    /L

  • Chris
    Posted at 03:41h, 13 November 2008 Reply

    Niiiiice. The cover looks like the one I have based on how it’s worn. I just wanted to say that I like seeing the vinyl covers versus the flawless cd covers you could’ve put up. Thanks for keeping it analog. Peace

  • Elias
    Posted at 17:32h, 03 December 2008 Reply

    Amazing record ! Thank you very much Nikos.

  • ralf
    Posted at 01:14h, 29 January 2009 Reply

    Wow thanks fer that one m8 believe it or not ive been after a track on there for 2 years now….Thanks loads get bak to me i love your music…

  • A9
    Posted at 21:56h, 03 May 2009 Reply

    Thanks for sharing some Moments!

  • Troods
    Posted at 23:40h, 06 August 2009 Reply

    This album is paired with another (I forgot which) on an import cd(to the US) which the record company stopped producing. The amount of money folks are asking for a used copy is outrageous. I was actually debating at one point, whether I would spend it. This is the album I wanted most, since it takes me back in a verrrrry pleasant way. So thank you Nikos. Sending you lots of hugs.

  • jerome green
    Posted at 03:01h, 28 August 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos,

    Fabulous! Thank you for letting us listen to the amazing vocals. I can’t wait to see Ray, Goodman & Brown on stage with Blue Magic, The Dramatics, and Black Ivory, in the 70s Soul Jam!

    Much Love & Peace, jerome

  • Thomas
    Posted at 07:36h, 10 November 2009 Reply

    Thanks as usual.

  • DJFREDRH
    Posted at 00:31h, 16 December 2010 Reply

    From “Love On A Two-Way Street” to “Baby Let’s Rap Now” and everything else in between The “MOMENTS” belong in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

  • Paulo
    Posted at 01:08h, 18 June 2011 Reply

    Make love fellas

  • Louie
    Posted at 01:59h, 22 June 2013 Reply

    Where can i get this album in FLAC??
    Its such a classic that I’d love to be able to hear it
    fully like when it was created. thank you so much

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