Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ashford & Simpson|
Capitol Gold: Best of
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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If only the original 70's albums were issued!
Marcel Wild | Matieland 7602 South Africa | 03/30/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are those music groups whose "best of" is neatly collected
on one or two cds, and those whose best of isn't (either by the sheer multitude of gems or because the collector's taste differs too much from your own). Groups of the first kind e.g. include
ABBA, CCR, Foreigner, Journey; groups of the second kind include
Beatles, Moody Blues, Rare Earth, and Ashford+Simpson. In the latter case there is just no alternative to buying some original albums! In case of Ashford+Simpson that would be some of their
70's albums. For instance,
only one song from "Is it still good to ya" is included in the present compilation, but I can name 10 tracks from
"Is it still.." and "Send it" that are as good as the 5 best songs on the present compilation. These 5 are: It seems to hang on, Experience, Count your blessings, Love it away, I'll take the whole world on. They are slow going R&B with complex, vocal harmonies at its best. Compared with them, the rest is trivial kind of Disco music (with a few highlights now and then). There are other great R&B bands from the early 70's whose
original albums are sorely missed (or astronomically prized),
e.g. Tavares, Mother's Finest, Jerry Butler (with and without Thelma Houston)."
A. R SCOTT | Houston, Texas | 10/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an awesome duo these two wrote and produced music back in the 60's, 70's , and 80's. These two wrote songs for legends like Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin and many others these two even made good songs for themselves and this is a great album it is just missing"Is it still good to ya" but other than that it is out of sight I would recommend anyone who likes Ashford and Simpson or old skool rhythm and blues to buy this album because this is a great album and I really do like it I really enjoy it. My favorites are: High rise, Solid , Babies, Any Street Corner, Found A Cure, and it seems to hang on , and many great other songs I love this album!!!"