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Take Me With You/Sweet Replies/Soulful Tapestry/Lo
Genres: Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a quartet of albums from the Soul trio (plus seven bonus tracks): Take Me With You, Sweet Replies, Soulful Tapestry and Love Peace & Soul. The Honey Cone were made up of three pro... more »
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a quartet of albums from the Soul trio (plus seven bonus tracks): Take Me With You, Sweet Replies, Soulful Tapestry and Love Peace & Soul. The Honey Cone were made up of three prominent backing singers: Carolyn Willis had been a member of Phil Spector's Bob B. Soxx,& The Blue Jeans, Edna Wright was a member of Ray Charles' Raelettes, and Shellie Clark had served time as one of Ike Turner's Ikettes. The Honey Cone released these four albums between 1969 and 1972 on the Hot Wax label. The booklet is fully annotated by Tony Rounce, and features many rare singles labels. Edsel. 2010.
Sweeter than honey from the bee!!
Jonathan W. Schult | Mass. Park, NY | 05/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 2-cd collection of the Honey Cone's four albums recently released by Edsel Records in the UK differs slightly from the 2001 Castle Music cd "Soulful Sugar: The Complete Hot Wax Recordings" in that it removes two single versions ("We Belong Together" and "Ace in the Hole"; the LP versions will have to suffice) and adds back the stereo single mix of "While You're Out Looking for Sugar", but is basically the same package, with an altered running order.
The sound is somewhat better than the previous package, sharper, a bit more detailed, but this package is newer and cheaper than its counterpart, and everybody should have a little Honey Cone in their lives; yes, the girls had commercial hits, but savor the album tracks - "Sunday Morning People", a fantastic version of "Son of a Preacher Man", a take on "You've Made Me So Very Happy" that puts BS&T to shame, the gospel-infused "The Feeling's Gone", the Jackson 5-ish "Don't Count Your Chickens (Before They Hatch)", soulful takes on the Dells' "Stay In My Corner", Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You" and "Ooo Baby Baby", and much, much more.
As for the hits, they are what got me buying their records when I was a kid.
This is a wonderful package (the Castle Music one being out of print and commanding high used prices), a great, cheaper way to hear The Honey Cone in all their glory."