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|Little Anthony, Imperials|
We Are the Imperials
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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Michael Mirra | 07/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this album nearly half a century ago at my cousin's house
one christmas. I ran out & purchased it & have it on old antiquated album. I don't even remember if it is stereo.
I never realized the title it would be listed as for sale is that long &
involved. I always got information on the album when I searched for it, but I never got information on how to buy it. I am so happy that I can now buy it from Amazon.
This album is a time capsule of music of the time. It drips of the time & culture from which it came.
Little Anthony has most likely the best voice for this kind of music that there ever was. Tears On My Pillow is most likely the only classic song on the album, but it is only one of many great songs."
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G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 06/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The album We Are The Imperials predates my birth by 23-24 years (1958 or 1959-1982), but I do recognize where good music comes from: Litlte andthony and the Imperials represent good music. We Are... is an album filled with different styles witin the doo-wop/early rock realm. I am sure some of the songs are covers, like "Somewhere over The Rainbow" and a few others, but regardless, each song is handled with craft and the utmost class. Little Anthony Anthony Gourdine) has a great tenor/falsetto, and the Imperials provide perfect harmony. The most racognizable song here is the perennial classic "Tears On My Pillow," which is a staple in RnB and soul, a classic slow drag. Another doo-wop winner is "Two People in the World," which rings with innocence and true love as opposed to the relentlessly blatant sexual prowess of many RnB acts of today, and is a refreshing change. "Wishful Thinking" also has that sweet innocence but with heartbreak lyrics about a relationship gone bad. "What Did I Do" also has a similar vibe and tone. I love the guitar licks on this one. We also have the faster paced rock jams like "Cha Cha Henry" and "Oh Yeah" which are cool. Little Anthony's lead on the latter is some pure poetry and is a fun jam to vibe to and will make your head not incessantly. We Are The Imperials is a fun album to listen to, and represents a period of time when Doo Wop, Rock and Roll and early Soul and RnB were branching out, an exiting time of music I was not around to experience."