Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Obscure, even to the extent of lack of picture.......?
William Blackshear | West Orange, NJ USA | 04/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At the time of this review, cd cover has yet to reveal itself. This out of print cd, which is the reissue of the original album, was released in 1991 by a small, Calif. based label, Valley Vue Records. The cds currently availble are it. The album is titled "The Blue Album" but, it could easily now be called "The Lost Album". When inquiries come up about those remembering songs with Sharon Paige & the Blue Notes, this is the album the songs are on. The cover is actually white and blue and reads "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes" and just below that "Featuring Sharon Paige". To the writer it was the last excellent album released by H. Melvin's group. Does one recall Sharon Paige doing "Tonight's The Night"? The original album was produced in Philadelphia. Source Records believed enough in H. Melvin & his Blue Notes to back them to album release. Keep in mind that once Teddy Pendergrass left the group, for a solo career, Philly Intl. Records unceremoniously released Harold and the remaining group members. It wasn't the easiest going for the group and changing members thereafter. If listening to urban radio stations during time of this release, how can one not remember the now sought after song "I Should Be Your Lover"? Recall the verse.... "your body's by Fisher, but your mind's by Mattell.....oh-h IIIIHHHH,I should be your lover, ya sho nuff lover......ya come to me..... We thank Valley Vue Records for realizing this "lost" H. Melvin & The Blue Notes album warranted cd reissue, in 1991 it was done! The Source Records album and the Valley Vue cd are out of print collectible recordings. Listening to "I Should Be Your Lover" on remastered cd....Whoa-hhhh! Once the few remaining copies of this cd are gone, soul music collectors will be the losers. The album featuring Sharon Paige? This is it! It's Buy Time."
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Tyrone Bess | oakland ca | 12/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In response to mr blackshear great review for a great album but you forgot the mega hit on r&b top 40 radio PRAYING.A song in which the new lead singer is trying hard to sound like teddy pendergrass.I have the album still and you are right sharon page tonights the night(a disco song)is a good dance song.I should be your lover is the jam but i must say praying is the best song on that album.The very next album was reaching for the world another album that is hard to find the sharon page song that album is, he,s loves you, a great song along with the title cut reaching for the world. Hopefuly someone will re release these classic albums on cd along with the to be true album another cd thats hard to find.If you are one of those few lucky people that have these three classic albums(i do)enjoy!"