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.
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
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.
listen up the amazing “Look At Me (I’m In Love)