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Monday, April 17, 2006

Baddest Love Songs - Let the ol'skooler skool ya





This is an exquisite, carefully compiled collection of 15 true gems from the Motown vaults that is well-sequenced and sure to satisfy both mainstream music buyers and the many ardent fans of the legendary label's extensive output. Avoiding the trap of including too many tracks that have appeared on other packages, this smooth set boasts some real treasures: try the Dynamic Superiors' harmony classic "Shoe Shoe Shine," written and produced by Ashford and Simpson, and Valerie Simpson's own soulful contribution, "Silly Wasn't I," from her brilliant 1972 self-titled solo album. Although billed as a solo performer, Rick James is joined by the ever-talented Teena Marie for the gorgeous cut "Happy" and other genuine gems include Eddie Kendricks's 1978 hit "Intimate Friends" and fellow ex-Temptation David Ruffin's "Just Let Me Hold You for a Night"--which alone is worth the price of the entire CD. A superb compilation. --David Nathan

Many folks would be glad to get that Switch tune, "I Wanna Be Closer" and the Commodores and Lionel Richie at his philosophical best in "Zoom" both on one CD...but wait! There's more! Some say it's not possible to have this much joy in one package...i say the CD is slammin, timeless, with the man who is pure genius smokey robinson on quiet storm...uh, excuse me, that's just not the way we do things here in Oz. Ultra-rare, indeed, is the smooth Dynamic Superiors with a lost 45s tune--by that I mean everybody you knew must've had a 45s rpm record copy of "Shoe Shoe Shine" and either lost it or someone took it...but, look it is here in this great collection! Plus--!,Plus---! The immortal Eddie Kendricks does a tune from a "pre-Truckin'" album (I think it was the LP, "My People, Hold On"--if anyone knows for sure, please feel free to comment), with a groove surely designed to feel just like after intimacy:"Intimate Friends" allowed many strangers to be just that. And wait another minute! You have the dueling duets of James/Marie vs Gaye/Terrell in,respectively, "Happy" and "Your Precious Love"...notice: neither tagteam budges an inch! Classix Motown is well represented with "Fork in the Road" by The Miracles and "Silly Wasn't I" from a Val Simpson solo project. Marvin's original "Distant Lover" and the Tempt's "Heavenly" are two other highlights of this excellent CD--I've gotta hand it to the powers that be which put this one out. All playing aside, this is put together just right! Get it before it's gone!--(unknown)

1. Quiet Storm - Smokey Robinson
2. Shoe Shoe Shine - Dynamic Superiors
3. Happy - Rick James
4. Heavenly - The Temptations
5. I Wanna Be Closer - Switch
6. Intimate Friends - Eddie Kendricks
7. Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye
8. Young Love - Teena Marie
9. Fork In The Road - The Miracles
10. Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
11. Zoom - The Commodores
12. You're In Good Hands - Jermaine Jackson
13. Just Let Me Hold You For A Night - David Ruffin
14. (It's The Way) Nature Planned It - Four Tops
15. Silly Wasn't I - Valerie Simpson



5 Comments:

Blogger jboogiee said...

jboogiee said...
qs bird, 1st off,I didn't take a link from your site, I received this album on Fri. along with the review through a news service site that I am a member of. I uploaded it to files upload not megaupload & put it on my blog. U would see this if u clicked on the album title.

2nd-I will never go on another's site & take a link without 1st asking for permission.

3rd-We both happen to have the same album up, we are not the 1st nor the last, but please don't come on my blog & accuse me of something that I didn't do before u find out the facts. If there is ever any ? then email me directly!

4:30 AM

23 April, 2006 04:31  
Blogger QS_Bird said...

No reason to argue about it. Tell the news service they could send you bigger Picture............!!!!

24 April, 2006 01:25  
Blogger jboogiee said...

LOL..yes u are right about the Pic! Luv your ol school gems-they take me back!

13 May, 2006 05:25  
Blogger joca56 said...

umbilivable great tracks cant wait to chill out and listen to it.

08 February, 2009 07:16  
Blogger flo said...

i'm loving this album. thanks

29 November, 2010 17:42  

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