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Westbound No. 9-Hot...
Genres: Pop, R&B
Reissue of two rare '70s LPs for Hot Wax from the only Caucasian group to record for the label. The band has been referred to as a funkier version of Rare Earth. 23 tracks total, al digitally remastered & including five bo... more »
Reissue of two rare '70s LPs for Hot Wax from the only Caucasian group to record for the label. The band has been referred to as a funkier version of Rare Earth. 23 tracks total, al digitally remastered & including five bonus tracks, 'Filet De Soul', 'Don't You Wanna Wanna', 'Deserted Village', 'Robot In A Robot's World' & 'If It's Good To You (It's Good For You)'. 'Westbound No.9' was first released in 1970 & 'Sunshine' was originally issued in 1971. Also features the original cover art of both records. NOTE - the tracks 'Ding Need Dong (To Ding-A-Ling-A-Ding-Dong)' & 'Ember Blues' have been omitted from this release in favor of the bonus tracks. 1999 release. The full title is 'Westbound No.9 - The Hot Wax Sessions'.
Michael A. Clark | Londonderry Northern Ireland | 11/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Flaming Ember has been one of my favorite groups since they first came out with Westbound #9. It's unfortunate they didn't last but for 2 albums. What they did put out is full of soul and feeling. This CD would have been excellent as a double CD. In order to include the B sides of their songs, a couple from their second album had to be omitted. But the bulk of what is included on this CD is superb and show the Ember as they were. For a white soul group in the midst of the Motown sound to accomplish what they did was amazing. Unfortunately, after they died out, it seems they were forgotten about. I happen to be in Virgin Megastore in Londonderry, Northern Ireland two weeks ago browsing through their newly opened store and much to my surprise I saw this CD and I just had to buy it. Westbound #9, Shades of Green, Mind, Body, and Soul (probably my favorite) all bring back the memories of the good and bad times I was experiencing in the midst of bombings, killings, and Irish girl friends while I was stationed in Londonderry during their troubles. It is great to hear these songs again and if you've heard them before and haven't heard them in ages, this is the CD for you. So indulge yourself. Buy it, sit back, relax, and recall the good times, or bad time, you were experiencing at the time these songs were permeating the airwaves."
dnaito | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 02/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Flaming Ember had many great songs between 1969 and 1971:
Mind, Body and Soul; Shades Of Green; Westbound # 9,
I'm Not My Brother's Keeper. Great voice & instruments.
Sure, some of the other songs are fillers, but the
big hits make this CD worth buying!!!"
Hot Sessions On Wax
TC | UK | 08/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation covers the Detroit bands near output on Hot Wax Records. The Ember's music is a mix of Funk, Rock & Soul. Most of the stuff on here is excellent & the band are great musicians. There is also a bit of filler hence the 4 stars. All in all it's a must purchase.