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Eddie Floyd - Chronicle: Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, R&B
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BRING IT ON HOME TO ME
Annette Calles | PHOENIX, AZ | 06/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS SONG HAS A LOT OF MEMORIES FOR ME. IT WAS THE LATE 60'S WHEN WE WOULD HAVE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTIES, ALL THE KIDS WOULD STAND IN TWO ROWS AND DANCE UP AND DOWN THE LINE. THAT IS WHEN NEIGHBORHOOD PARTIES WERE FUN AND SAFE. I TOLD ALL MY FAMILY TO LOOK UP AMAZON.COM BECAUSE THEY WILL FIND ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. I AM LOOKING FORWARD IN BUYING IN, YOU CAN'T FIND THIS CD ANYWHERE. THANK YOU FOR HAVING SUCH A GREAT SELECTION."
More Complete Than Most "Best Of" Sets
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eddie Floyd, born on June 25, 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama, had 18 Top 100 R&B hits from 1966 to 1977, 13 of which crossed over into the Billboard Pop charts, and 16 of them are in this compilation. That's a far better average than most.
A charter member of the late 50s/early 60s group The Falcons, after leaving the group in 1962 to pursue a solo career he found the going tough over four hitless years while bouncing from Lupine, to Atlantic, to Safice (a label he formed with Al Bell and Chester Simmons).
But in 1962 he found a home with Stax where he started off with a bang taking Knock On Wood b/w the prophetic Got To Make A Comeback to # 1 R&B and # 28 Hot 100 that December. The following year he had three hits - Raise Your Hand (# 16 R&B/# 79 Hot 100), Love Is A Doggone Good Thing (# 30 R&B/# 97 Hot 100), and On A Saturday Night (# 22 R&B/# 92 Hot 100).
1968 produced two more, I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) which peaked at # 2 R&B and # 40 Hot 100, and a cover of the 1962 Sam Cooke and 1965 Animals' hit Bring It On Home To Me which became his second biggest Hot 100 hit at # 17 (it also went to # 4 R&B).
Three more followed in 1969 - I've Got To Have Your Love (# 50 R&B/# 102 Hot 100 "bubble under"), Don't Tell Your Mama (Where You've Been) which settled at # 18 R&B and # 73 Hot 100, and Why Is The Wine Sweeter (On The Other Side) which reached # 30 R&B/# 98 Hot 100. He repeated the pattern in 1970 with California Girl (#11 R&B/# 45 Hot 100), a cover of the 1965 Temptations hit My Girl (# 43 R&B/# 116 Hot 100 "bubble under"), and The Best Years Of My Life (# 29 R&B/# 118 Hot 100 "bubble under").
The hits then became spread out with only one in each of 1971 (Blood Is Thicker Than Water - # 33 R&B) and 1972 (Yum Yum Yum (I Want Some) - # 49 R&B/# 122 Hot 100 "bubble under"), two in 1973 (Baby, Lay Your Head Down (Gently In My Bed) (# 50 R&B) and the flipside Check Me Out (# 58 R&B). Only the flip is in this set, although you can get the A-side on his compilation Soul Street. The song Soul Street - a # 65 R&B in 1974 - is here however.
After a two year chart absence Eddie resurfaced in 1977 in a duet with Dorothy Moore on the Malaco label, taking We Should Really Be In Love to # 74 R&B. That can be found on the CD The Last Soul Company.
He was also a prolific writer, contributing hits for the likes of Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett."